Tortilla soup is a traditional Mexican soup made with a variety of ingredients which is including tomatoes, chili peppers, garlic, onions and chicken. One of the key components of tortilla soup movie recipes is the crispy tortilla strips that are typically added as a garnish.
The fact that the dish itself is visually appealing and makes for a tasty on-screen lunch may be one of the causes. Visually appealing are the colourful vegetables and the crunchy tortilla strips that contrast.
Here is another reason could be that the dish is relatively simple to make and is versatile which allows for the recipe to be adapted to suit different tastes and dietary restrictions.
Additionally, Tortilla Soup is a well-known Mexican dish and it is represents a cultural connection, many movies in Hollywood and other industries have been made which are based on Mexican culture thereby depicting this dish as a part of their culture in the movie. This can help create an authentic and relatable on-screen experience.
Finally as a comfort food it can evoke a sense of nostalgia and warmth. This can be a relatable feeling and connecting the audience to the characters and their stories.
Overall Tortilla Soup is not only a delicious meal but it can also serve as a great prop in movies to help create a specific visual or emotional effect.
Ingredients of Tortilla Soup Movie Recipes
1 lb boneless and skinless chicken breasts | 8 cups chicken broth | 1 can diced tomatoes | 1 onion, diced | 2 cloves garlic | minced | 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced | 2 tsp chili powder | 1 tsp cumin 1/4 cup cilantro and chopped | Salt and pepper to taste | Corn tortillas, cut into strips | Vegetable oil for frying and Lime wedges for serving.
How to Prepare?
Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the chicken breasts. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through. After Remove the chicken from the pot and shred it using two Forks.
Add the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeño peppers, chili powder and cumin to the pot. Now Bring the Mixture to a boil then reduce the heat and let it simmer for upto 20 minutes.
Add the shredded chicken and cilantro to the pot and cook for an additional upto 5 minutes. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
While the soup simmers heat a separate pan over medium heat and add a small amount of vegetables oil. Once the oil is hot then you add the tortilla strips and fry until your crispy and golden brown colour. After remove the strips from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.
To serve ladle the soup into bowls and top each bowl with a handful of fried tortilla strips. Squeeze a lime wedge over each bowl and enjoy it.
How to Serve the Tortilla Soup Movie Recipes
When you are going to serving tortilla soup it’s important to keep in your mind the presentation and the traditional way of serving it. Here are a few suggestions for serving your tortilla soup movie-style:
Ladle the soup into bowls and top each bowl with a handful of fried tortilla strips. Squeeze a lime wedge over each bowl. And add a dollop of sour cream or crumbled queso fresco.
Serve the soup in a bread bowl or bread roll. Cut the top off of a round bread roll then use a spoon to remove the inside of the roll that leaving a thick shell. Ladle the soup into the bread shell and top with tortilla strips and avocado slices.
You can also add a garnish of diced avocado, sour cream and shredded cheese on top of each bowl before serving.
For a more rustic presentation serve the soup in clay or earthenware bowls. You can add a sense of warmth and traditional feeling perfect for movie presentation.
If you are following the traditional way serve the soup with a side of warm corn tortillas. This will allow your guests to make your own tortilla strips and add it to their soup as they like.
Ultimately, the way you serve your tortilla soup will depend on the type of event or the movie scene. So If it’s a fancy dinner party or a casual get-together with friends you can adjust the presentation and garnishes accordingly. The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the delicious soup!
Best Tortilla Soup Movie Recipe Books for you
There are several cookbooks that feature recipes for tortilla soup Movie Recipes and other traditional Mexican dishes. Some popular cook books that come to mind are:
Diana Kennedy’s The Art of Mexican Cooking:
This cook book is writte by one of the most renowned experts on Mexican Cuisine that it includes a recipe for a classic Chicken Tortilla Soup as well as many other traditional Mexican recipes.
Rick Bayless’s Mexican Kitchen:
This cookbook written by the award winning chef and restaurateur that includes a recipe for “Sopa de Tortilla” (tortilla soup) which is made with chicken broth and crispy tortilla strips recipe.
The New Spanish Table by Anya von Bremzen:
This cookbook features a recipe for “Sopa de Tortilla con Pollo,” a chicken tortilla soup with a smoky, chipotle-spiked broth and a garnish of crispy tortilla strips and sour cream.
“Cocina de la Familia: More Than 200 Authentic Recipes from Mexican-American Home Kitchens” by Marilyn Tausend: This cookbook is a treasure trove of authentic Mexican American recipes including a recipe for a hearty tortilla soup made with chicken and homemade tortilla strips.
All of these cook books provide excelent recipes and a comprehensive understanding of the traditional way of cooking the dish. They can useful you to make delicious and authentic Mexican tortilla soup that’s perfact for any occasion and any movie scene.