When someone thinks about Mexican soups the first thing that comes to mind is the delicious tortilla soup. This is the most famous and popular soup in all Mexico for its texture and combination of flavors it’s simply amazing.
But that’s not all... there is more... much more. The Mexican soups are so abundant that there is no “comida corrida" without a soup – they are an excellent prelude of the main course.
On the other hand the creams are also ordinary soups, the only difference is that these always have as a base a dairy product like milk or cream. With this type of base the soup acquires a creamy and thick consistency.
If you thought that that’s all in what Mexican soups consist of, you are worng... there’s still more. There are also soups that on their own are a whole complete meal like the pozole.
The pozole is quite an experience, it definitely is a dish that you have to try to understand how an entire meal can be summarized in a soup.
– Another soup that we would dare to classify as a complete meal is the Tlalpeno Soup.
...there are also very exotic soups like the lima soup.
Just to avoid confusion at the Mexican restaurants and fondas it is commonly asked if you are going to order a dry soup ? We know that it sounds confusing and that’s nothing but another way of calling the appetizers.
And when you are asked if you want a watery soup, those are indeed all the soups that we have been talking about.
If you want to cook the Mexican soups with Mexican style, you will have to make them in a clay pot.
To cook the Mexican soups there are times in which a large saucepan is needed like the Excelsteel. The advantage of this saucepan is that it is very resistant because it is made of stainless steel and since its base is encapsulated it distributes better the heat.