Sopa de fideos


Noodles don't always have to be Asian-flavoured - this refreshing Mexican soup is a case in point. Canned tomatoes are often used in dishes like this, but we've opted to use fresh ones while they're still so great; if you want to skip the dicing, though, use a couple of tins of chopped tomatoes. Plenty of lime, extra chilli and sliced avocado can only make things better.

You'll need

1½ tbsp olive oil 1 Spanish onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced, plus extra to serve 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp ground cumin ¼ tsp saffron threads 1 kg ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped 500 ml (2 cups) chicken or vegetable stock 200 gm dried vermicelli or spaghettini, broken into rough pieces Juice of 1 lime or to taste, plus extra wedges to serve Coriander, sliced cherry tomatoes and sliced avocado, to serve

Method

  • 01
  • Heat half the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion, garlic and chilli, and sauté until translucent (2-3 minutes). Add spices and stir until fragrant (30 seconds), then transfer to a blender, add tomatoes and stock, and blend until smooth.
  • 02
  • Heat remaining oil in the same saucepan over medium-high heat, add noodles and stir until golden brown (1-2 minutes). Add tomato mixture and 400ml hot water, season to taste and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until soup thickens and noodles are tender (8-10 minutes). Squeeze in lime juice, season to taste, and scatter with coriander and extra chilli. Serve with sliced avocado and extra lime wedges.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 - 6 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 - 6 people

Drink Suggestion

A bold pink grenache rosé.

Featured in

Mar 2017

You might also like...

Spicy soups from around the world

recipes

Kimchi noodle pancakes

Six fast noodle recipes

recipes

Clam, sausage and black bean noodles with garlic chives

Spicy soups from around the world

recipes

Roast fish with soy, noodles and broccolini

Sesame-crusted bonito and edamame with green-tea soba noodles

recipes

Mexican tomato and noodle soup

Sichuan chicken salad with chilled noodles and cucumber

recipes

Mussels in fragrant broth with mung bean noodles

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×