Saturday, August 7, 2010

Superfast Chicken Posole



My husband does not care for soup. He things it's watery and unfilling, which is a problem because I happen to love soup. It can be warm, creamy and comforting, or crisp, light and refreshing. It's great all year round, which is why I still make it despite the protests of my dear hubby.

So you can imagine my surprise when I told Glenn I was making Posole, hoping he wouldn't know what that actually was, and heard him exclaim, "I love Posole!" Whaaaa...?

Turns out he'd been served Posole quite a bit by some friends he had growing up. And even though it is indeed a soup, it's so chunky and flavorful, he gets full, and happy when he eats it.

Well thank goodness. (Says I, without the slightest tone of sarcasm).

Glenn was right though, this is a killer soup, with fun ingredients I don't normally cook with. Hominy and canned tomatillos make up the majority of the soup, and then it's seasoned perfectly. I was unable to find canned tomatillos, so I just bought fresh ones and roasted them by quartering them and roasting them at 400 until soft and slightly browned. It was great, especially garnished with radishes, avocado and cilantro.

I'm happy to report that not only did my hubs enjoy this for dinner, he also took it to school for lunch. Thank you Posole, you've renewed my faith in soup!

Check out the great lowfat recipe here from Cooking Light!

23 comments:

Velva said...

This is a killer soup.
My husband only likes soups in the Winter and I enjoy soup anytime. This would be a good recipe to get him to eat soup in the Summer.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love soup too and I think it's filling.


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Lara said...

I've never had posole before, but with that ingredient combination and endorsement from your husband, I need to give this a try.

Diana's Cocina said...

The soup sounds delicious. I LOVE posole. My Mom cooked it often and sooo many differant ways. Thanks for sharing.

theUngourmet said...

My husband is just like yours when it comes to soup! I'll have to try your posole out on him, it looks delicious. I love the radish garnish! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so curious....

Emily said...

Teresa we are in the same boat . . . my hubby feels the same way about soup . . . I am always keen on a good soup recipe . . . so thanks for the post!

(also your new pic is super cute!)

Annie Hawkins said...

I am going to try this recipe out. I love soup as well. I grew up eating lots of soup with bread so it was much more filling. :D

Reeni said...

I love soup too! I never had this one - it sounds like something I would love. It's getting bookmarked!

Krista said...

I'm a soup lover too. I've never had posole before, but it looks and sounds wonderful. I especially love that it's "Superfast".

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Burp and Slurp~! said...

I love soup for the same reasons you mentioned too! Can't believe your husband doesn't like soup, but thank god he likes this posole! everybody wins! :-)

Joanne said...

lesson of the day - you just need to make a chunky version of soups for the hubs. My brother hates soups and stews also...maybe it's a guy thing?

This looks so flavorful!

girlichef said...

I love posole, too...this is a nice, light version. YUM! =)

Erica said...

Sometimes my husband will say he loves something I always thought he disliked and I will be shocked as well! I love soup- even in the summer. It makes such a great lunch or dinner.

Megan said...

I've never heard of this soup but it sounds quite delicious! Stumbled!

Lynn said...

This looks really interesting, Teresa. I don't think I've ever had either hominy OR tomatillos. Your soup looks delicious, and really filling.

Barbara Bakes said...

Okay - this is going on my must make soon list. Sounds easy, delicious and it's Cooking Light. What's not to love.

Pam said...

Soup is great and yours looks delicious! Our neighbor just made us mushroom soup yesterday and it was wonderful even if the heat index was 110!

MaryMoh said...

I love soup anytime but don't mind not having it, too. But when I got married, I was horrified that my hubby needs soup every meal and I didn't know how to cook soup then! Finally I managed to train him to drink plain water. You should see his face...LOL. Wonderful to know your hubby likes this soup. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Alissa said...

This is so new & delicious to me. I'm eating this in the next few days for sure, everything you've been posting sounds crazy delicious!

Ingrid said...

I haven't always been a lover of soup but between blogging and the fact that my kids are I'm happily slurping them down now! :)
~ingrid

Avril Miller said...

I love love love posole!!! I grew up in NM for the 1st 9 years of my life so I was able to have some really good posole there and the taste/love for it has remained in me every since. Great blog you have! I too am an aries! :-)