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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sopas



This was part of my New Year's fair called Media Noche, meaning night before new year's. It was a chilly, but clear-skied night with a full moon. I have a feeling that this year will be good. Sopas is just like another version of the chicken noodle, but Filipino style. You can find this dish being served in gathering and festivals. But it can be made year round as well. 'Tis the season for soup -- and soup I shall have. I hope I'm not boring you to death with all this soup talk. Soup, soup, soup makes the tummy feel good.

The pasta used is usually spaghetti, but for this we decided to change it up with some orzo. Some chopped carrots, sweet peas and slices to vienna sausage. It's always good the second time around. Yum yum!!




Sopas

1 small chicken breast
1 12oz can sweet peas
1/2 small onion - chopped
1 large garlic clove - chopped
1 can vienna sausage - sliced into half moons
1 carrot - chopped into small cubes
2 c uncooked orzo or your choice of pasta
water
salt
pepper

In a large pot, boil the chicken in pot full of water. Boil until the chicken is fully cooked.  Remove the chicken and save the water, which has now become stock.

Shred the chicken to pieces and set aside.

In a stockpot,  saute the garlic and onions in a little extra virgin olive oil. Add the carrots and peas saute until slightly tender. Then add the chicken and sausage. Add the reserve stock and orzo or your preferred pasta. Season with some salt and pepper. Bring the soup to slight boil, then once the orzo has cooked, lower the heat to a simmer.

Serve warm with some bread or crackers.


17 comments:

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Looks sooooo wonderful! :)

lisaiscooking said...

The peas and carrots with the orzo look great! Now, I want soup for lunch.

Elra said...

I always eat soup, especially chicken soup with rice. And of course, we some chili sambal, yum!

Elra said...

p.s
your orso, although it is quite different from rice, I think is also quite good alternative (just in case if I run out of rice)

Sippity Sup said...

No matter what you call it, nothing soothes the soul like chicken soup. GREG

MrsLavendula said...

a perfect soothing dish for that after holiday rush!

Bob said...

Sounds tasty. I've been meaning to make more soups this winter, myself, so I'm certainly not bored with these posts. ;)

teresa said...

bring on the soup! this looks wonderful!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I will NEVER get tired of soup! :) Bring it on, Jenn!

pigpigscorner said...

Simple, healthy and delicious! Very comforting!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Soup makes me happy too. There is just something so hearty about a big bowl of warm soup that puts a smile on my face. I love the addition of orzo too. I should give this a whirl.

The Duo Dishes said...

Oh yes, 'tis the soup season. The orzo is nice too. Better than noodles or rice.

OysterCulture said...

Looks to be just the thing on a cold night!

Chow and Chatter said...

looks great so love your tradition of having the big feast for Christmas at night

Mary said...

What a wonderful soup. It looks delicious.

♥peachkins♥ said...

hmmnn.. nice change from the usual Sopas. I've already seen I LOVE YOU,GOODBYE. It was good but the one with Angelica,Aga and Maricel was better.

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds like a perfect dinner for my daughter and me today! Sounds yummy with orzo!

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