Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Chicken Enchilada Soup
2lbs Bone-in Skin-on Chicken
1 White Onion, diced
5 Garlic Cloves, minced
4tsp Cumin, your mouth
14oz Chicken Broth
32oz Water, or more
1lb Tomatillos, shucked rinsed and coarsely chopped
1 Poblano Pepper, roasted peeled and coarsely chopped
2 Hatch Chilies, roasted peeled and coarsely chopped
29oz Can of Hominy, drained and rinsed
I was going to make chicken enchiladas but after an excessive amount of high-octane beer I decided to just throw everything in a fucking pot and walk away. Unsurprisingly, it was fantastically delicious like everything else I make.
Brown the chicken in some vegetable oil over medium high heat until the skin gets nice and crispy. Remove it from the pot and set aside. Reduce the heat to medium, throw in the onion for a minute or two, and then add the garlic and spices. After another minute or two, dump in everything else. Let that shit simmer for another three to four beers.
“Are tomatillos the same as tomatoes? How do I roast the peppers? What in the hell is a hominy?” I knew it couldn’t be that easy. Every fucking time I do this shit I have to explain every little goddamn detail to you and it still doesn’t get through your fat stupid head.
A tomatillo is a Mexican thing but pretty much every supermarket has them now due to the overwhelming number of illegals. They are small green and firm with a paper-like husk. They are very acidic so they eliminate the need for vinegar, limes, etc.
If you have a gas burner you can roast the peppers over the open flame until completely charred. If not, you can use the broiler function on your oven. Remove the char skin as well as the seeds and dice up the flesh. You can really use any combination of large peppers but not those crappy bell peppers. If you want a little spice you can add a jalapeno but there is no need to roast it.
I’m not even really sure what hominy is. It’s some corn crap that natives used to eat before we stole all their land but that’s as far as my knowledge goes. It doesn’t really taste like anything but it adds a nice texture. White beans would be a suitable, and probably more nutritious, substitute.
“Wait, what did you just say? I wasn’t paying attention.” Eat shit and die, motherfucker. Garnish with cilantro and tortillas. Eat it.