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"Dry" Mexican Noodle Soup (Sopa Seca de Fideos)

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Not your traditional soup: the Mexican name of this recipe literally translates as “dry soup” so there is no liquid. Fideo noodles are fried, then stirred into a quick tomato sauce and simmered until noodles absorb it. Serve with grated aged cheese."
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50 m servings 249
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add noodles; fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Add onion and garlic to the skillet. Cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add tomato puree and bay leaves; cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.
  2. Pour tomato mixture carefully into a blender; add water. Cover and hold lid down with a potholder; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Pour back into the skillet; add bouillon and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add the fried noodles. Cook until the noodles are tender and have absorbed most of the tomato sauce, about 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 249 calories; 4.4 45.8 8.3 < 1 448 Full nutrition

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This turned out pretty good but needed a LOT more liquid which translates to more seasoning as well. I ended up doubling the bouillon and also adding Mexican oregano. When I realized it was goin...

It turned out very thick so I added a little more chicken broth. If I make it again, I don't think I will brown the noodles as much.

Pretty good with a little embellishment. I took the suggestion of the previous reviewer and used more tomato puree instead of water, also additional broth (to cook the noodles) and some oregano....