Tomatillo-and-Cactus Soup

  • slfordstthomas Posted: 07/25/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    When I saw that no one had written any reviews for this soup, I was hesistant to make it. But I am SOO glad I did. My boyfriend and his father loved it, and having bought most of the ingredients at the little Mexican Farmer's Market, it was very inexpensive to make. The chicken broth adds a very special flavor to the soup in combination with the tomatillos. And the cactus (if you're wondering what that tastes like) is almost like a very flavorful green pepper. It's almost like eating Chicken Enchiladas Verdes! I made the recipe exactly as written with one exception: I blended two teaspoons of the light sour cream into the soup instead of garnishing with a teaspoon per serving (my boyfriend's father is not fond of the sight of spooned sour cream, don't ask me why). I hope someone else gives this a try. I'm not sure why anyone else hasn't written about it...Perhaps none of the other home cooks have access to a market with cactus leaves?

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