Sunday, April 05, 2009

Posole Soup

Posole is one of my favorite Latin soups, it has layers of flavor and different textures from all the different ingredients. It can be made with your choice of meat, such as poultry, beef or pork, it can alsobe made as spicy or mild as you wish by adjusting the amount of chili you add. I like the hominy which gives it the familiar flavor of corn tortillas.
1 pound pork butt, diced
1 can white hominy
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 tomato, crushed
2 dried New Mexico chili pods, crushed
2 cloves garlic, crushed
cilantro to taste, chopped
juice of one lime
1. Season and brown the pork in a heavy pot.
2. Add the onions, tomato, chili and garlic, saute for a few minutes.
3. Add 1 quart of water or stock and the hominy, bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer.
4. Skim surface of soup for any access fat as needed.
5. After simmering for about an hour and the meat is tender,its done and can be ladled into bowls.
Garnish with the chopped cilantro, crispy tortillas strips and a squeeze of fresh lime.

No comments: