Aztec soup is a chicken broth, flavored with herbs and spices, and served over tortilla chips and avocado chunks. The actual recipe will vary considerably according to personal preferences and tastes.
Aztec Soup Recipes: Ingredients Used and Preparation Overview
Aztec soup is prepared by simmering tomatoes, chicken stock, pepper, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and salt together. Herbs and spices like cilantro, cumin, coriander, scotch bonnets, garlic, and ginger are added according to taste. Minced and browned chicken meat is added to the soup. Turkey, duck, and beef mince may also be used.
Serving and Eating
Aztec soup is served by in a large rounded soup toureen. Garnishes like avocados, lime juice, cilantro, chopped onions, Cotija cheese, lime-cut into wedges, and salt are served. Diners usually ladle the soup into individual soup bowls, and then add the garnishes they want to the soup and top it with the cheese. Deep-fried tortilla chips are added to the soup for an additional crunch and sour cream is ladled over before consumption. The tortillas are served with avocado chunks and lemon juice.
Variations of Aztec Soup Recipes
There are many variations on the basic Aztec chicken soup recipe. For example,
- The basic recipe for Aztec soup will be the same as described above, a few recipes call for corn that is added to the soup and pureed. This lends texture and taste to the soup.
- Although potatoes are not used in the traditional recipe, a few modern-day versions use cubed potatoes rather than avocadoes in the dish to flavor the soups.
- Meat may be added in the form of turkey, duck, pork, beef or mutton. However, the most commonly used meat is shredded chicken or shredded turkey.
Health and Nutrition Facts
A 233 g serving of the Aztec soup is expected to contain 188 calories. The total fat content is expected to be 8.3g, the cholesterol content 67mg, the sodium content 277mg, the carbohydrate content 6.3mg, and the protein content 21.6g.