Food Porn for the Day: Sopa De Lima [Pic]

Submitted by: Naz14 2 years ago in Entertainment

Food Porn for the Day: Sopa De Lima (Mexican Lime Soup)

Here"s a favorite recipe of mine in photo form, macro photos too!

(link to the recipe will be at the end) start with some chicken broth
add
looks so oily up close!
get some chicken breasts, halve those WASH YOUR HANDS!
red onion (actually think this is purple..oops)
get ready to chop into bite size pieces
this deserved two marcros
again

Onions are cool

reminds me of a butterfly
garlic
not too exciting up close
oregano
spices look SO cool up close!!
some of my own dried oregano from my garden
looks like questionable things up close...
salt
so round!
pepper
looks like dirt
Thyme, how you usually see it.
Thyme, macro style.
add all of that into the kettle (the chicken as well)
green onion
its "roots"
cool!
i liked the look of this
jalapeno
jalapeno, youll want to finely chop this up

Jalapeno seed (macro)

tomatoes
looks really weird (the tomato was so shiny it was hard to get a good photo)
6 limes!!
slice open
up close
juice those babys!! (I recommend a juicer of some sort... its hard and stingy)
remove chicken from the pot, shred up, add it back to the soup
sautee those green onions, jalapeno and tomatoes
add that and the lime juice to the pot
save a half of one of those limes to float in the soup (remove before serving) add more spices if needed
ahhh. delicous!! (I really don"t like Cilantro so I skip it... but you can use it as a garnish when serving)
look at all that flavor
serve with tortilla strips (not pictured) I didn"t have tortillas to slice up and fry...so I had to settle with chips If you have made it this far, I hope you consider trying this sometime! I tried it at a restaurant called The Jaguar in the middle of the Yucatan forest back in 2009. It has taken me YEARS to perfect it... and I am glad I finally did!! Recipe! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/sopa-de-lima-mexican-lime-soup/

Macro photo tutorial, recipe link at the end!
There are 10 comments:
Female 1,579
jamzzz: I was just following the recipe! I`ve boiled the chicken every time I`ve made it and it has turned out fine.

Fml: I did cook that! I tried it in Mexico YEARS ago and it was one of the most delicious soups I`ve ever had! I crave it quite often!

Highly recommend trying it out guys!
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Male 3,147
Looks nice this, Naz.

Normally I`d cut up the chicken before putting it in the soup not putting the breasts in whole first and then later shredding them (and yes, like you i`d put them in raw) because I feel it absorbs the flavour of the herbs better when the initial cooking is in smaller pieces.
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Male 79
I don`t cook, mainly in the interest of not dramatically lowering the overall decent-food-quotient of the planet, but I used to do some photography, and I just thought this post was excellent! Well done.
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Female 8,055
I third the chicken sentiment- the idea is often to poach the breast meat to keep it white and often it allows the fat to be pulled off. I have also done a stint as a chef..
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Male 689
jamzzz - as a chef you really have no idea what you are talking about. food safety? if its boiled there is no reason to worry. there are literally hundreds of recipes that call for this type of cooking. it adds flavor deep into the chicken, it keeps it moist and it further adds to the flavor of the stock. actually now that i think about it, isnt that how broth is made to begin with? i do have to add that i love the browning on the bird and i might even change the recipe to do that, but there is no need to worry about salmonella.
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Male 168
Assuming the soup is boiled (as per the recipe) there is no need to cook the chicken before adding it. On the other hand, it will probably have a better taste/texture if you saute it first.
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Male 280
@Naz14 Great Post! Did you cook that?
Just a little issue, in Spanish and specially in Mexico:
Lime = Lemon (Limon)
Lemon = Lime (Lima)
You made a Sopa de Limon. In mexico the Lima looks like this: Limas en Mexico
The end product of a Sopa de Lima looks like this: Yucatan`s Sopa de Lima
I bet your soup was delicious but maybe you can try the difference next time. If you cant get that specific kind on citrus in your area, my mom has substituted it with the regular Key Lime. And its a lot more similar to the original dish.
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Female 179
Coming from a chef.... please do not put raw chicken into your soup base.
Braise, sear, grill off that chicken and add it at the end after you cut, shred, whatever. Food safety, guys!
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Female 4,084
if you microwave a lemon or a lime for about 30 seconds, 10 seconds at a time, they seem to yield more juice.
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Female 1,579
Link: Food Porn for the Day: Sopa De Lima [Pic] [Rate Link] - Macro photo tutorial, recipe link at the end!
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