Spicy Tortilla Soup with Shrimp and Avocado

  • thedaytimewall Posted: 03/23/11
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    Just incredible. I cut all of my own veggies so it took longer than 20 minutes but it was incredibly flavorful AND filling.

  • itsgigi Posted: 03/05/11
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    Very, very tasty. However, I reduced the amount of chili powder to about 2/3 teaspoon rather than the whole. I have found that I can always add if it isn't spicy enough, but you can't take it out!! It was plenty spicy for us this way. I will be making it again and plan to serve it as a first course for a dinner party already planned. Thanks for a new twist.

  • crunchergirl1 Posted: 02/22/11
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    I prepared this last night and it was very simple and tasty. It could have used a bit more spice for my personal taste.

  • travelchickie Posted: 03/21/11
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    HOT and SPICY and purely delicious! We like things quite spicy, & this was more than enough. I can't believe I'm saying this but I'll use 3/4 of the recommended chili spice next time, tone it down a tad. I used a chipotle chili powder and it gave it a more smokey taste. Before adding the shrimp, next time I'll let the broth simmer some more to get it a little thicker. Delicious!

  • FunSusie22 Posted: 03/02/11
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    I made this last night - very delicious. I made a few changes - I replaced the hominy with white beans, used hot chili powder and pureed about half of the broth, bean and vegetable mixture and then added it back in. I will definitely be making this again. Pretty easy and quick.

  • spicycooking Posted: 02/24/11
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    Made this last night and it was wonderful. We used small shrimp and added sour cream and cheese to our bowls of soup. I will make this again, a keeper.

  • MenloParkMom Posted: 03/04/11
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    This recipe really is outstanding. It's full of flavor and my young kids even loved it. I made it a little too spicy for them so the addition of a dallop of sour cream to their bowls cooled things down a bit. Love, love, love this soup!

  • smore154 Posted: 03/22/11
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    I thought this soup was very good! My change was that I bought dried hominy, and didn't realize it until I got home. I had to use more chicken broth than the recipe called for, but this is still a very tasty soup that I will be making again!

  • fitnessali Posted: 03/10/11
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    This was great! I made it as written- plus maybe a tad extra of the chili powder. I will definitely be making this again!

  • Juliapalooza Posted: 04/18/11
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    Stellar! Rich and flavorful; I love the subtle heat and smokiness of chipotle peppers. I have never used hominy before and found it to be a tasty addition. It has the texture of pasta without the added calories, sugar, and carbohydrates. This is definitely a make again...and again...and again!

  • crumz12 Posted: 05/02/11
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    One word delicious! The best part is you will have leftovers

  • annegibbs Posted: 04/22/11
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    Delicious!!! Added extra veggies and left out the extra salt.

  • carolfitz Posted: 04/28/11
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    Very good but definitely not a superfast/20min recipe for folks who don't buy pre-chopped vegs. Made from scratch to direction, simmering a bit longer to get the carrots tender. Didn't need salt. Great flavor, colors & textures. Nice warm-weather meal.

  • jds317 Posted: 05/07/11
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    I've made this twice now -- once for dinner with my husband and then I doubled it for a party. Both times it was well received. I added a bit more of the peppers for more heat. Otherwise I followed directions. I will definitely make again for an easy, quick dinner.

  • kcmonet Posted: 09/12/11
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    Based on other reviews, I used half the amount of chili powder. I also scraped the seeds out of the chipotle pepper before mincing it, to reduce the heat. It was still nicely spicy, and quite delicious. I will be making this again.

  • Spektrum32 Posted: 01/05/12
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    This was outstanding! We had to change a few things since we didn't have chipotle jalapenos handy... instead we used serranos (we like it spicy) and added a tad more cumin. We also garnished with nonfat greek yogurt... delicious!

  • Keiko123 Posted: 10/10/12
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    Easy to make and simple. We liked the original recipe "as is" but still felt it was lacking something so we added cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice into the soup itself, to taste. That definitely gave it a more "Latin" flavor for my central American husband. He topped his with queso fresco and a handful of tortilla chips. I don't know that the hominy added much in the way of taste and next time may follow the other suggestion to use roasted corn.

  • Janice423 Posted: 09/06/12
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    Just made this tonight!!! Amazing!!! I added about 1/8 cup of diced jalapeno, 1 tbsp of Chicken broth mix, 3 tbsp of Lime juice instead of just 1 tbsp. I also roasted some corn and cherry tomatoes instead of using hominy and fire roasted tomatoes. Super Yummy!!! Will recommend to everyone.

  • joeschmo Posted: 12/26/12
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    A simple yet world-class recipe. Can be customized any way you like - but start with recipe as written to use as a base line. Instead of hominy, I took a can of white corn and caramelized it with a little butter, a teaspoon chili powder and a packge of Goya "sazon", then added to soup when called for in recipe. Add a little fresh black pepper to the broth when ready to serve. A wonderful dish!

  • CathyChristy Posted: 02/06/13
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    In love with this soup. Have made it twice in the past week. Perfect for snowy days. Also great with diced chicken instead of shrimp.

  • ChefNikki8 Posted: 03/24/13
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    This soup was a little spicy for me but it was very tasty. Everyone who tasted the soup found it was delicious as well. I have this recipe now saved for future use :)

  • Bselder1958 Posted: 01/07/13
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    I have made this delicious soup several times now and my family loves it. I am not a fan of hominy, so I substituted canned corn for the hominy. Tonight, I made double so we would have plenty of leftovers.

  • sooochocolate Posted: 05/06/13
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    I made this for cinco de mayo to go along with enchiladas. I added jumbo lump crab meat and I used a pound of shrimp instead so every bite had meat in it. I also added more seasonings so it wouldn't be as bland. I took the advice of another reviewer and added the lime juice directly into the pot, used corn instead of hominy and topped it off with cilantro. My boyfriends neighbors said it was so good, they thought we bought from a restaurant! Needless to say.... it was a hit!

  • ahatfield Posted: 08/07/14
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    This is great. It truly comes together very quickly, especially if you used the pre-chopped ingredients. I already had carrots I wanted to use, so I chopped that and the onion myself. I ended up adding closer to a cup of carrots because I didn't want to waste them, and because I wanted a higher veg content, and I also used a pound of shrimp instead of the 12 onces. Easy, delicious, filling, and it actually made more servings than represented - closer to 6.

  • CAgirlinIA Posted: 09/15/14
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    Yikes, I hate to be a party pooper but having been very excited to make this, based on the reviews, my husband and I were both disappointed in it. I made it exactly per the recipe (although I made it from scratch, chopping all the vegetables); I even used the full tablespoon of chipotle even though I thought it might be too spicy. It wasn't spicy enough for us! I am hoping that tomorrow when I have it for lunch the flavors will have "married" and it will be more flavorful.

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