Lime soup

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3½ pounds Chicken; broiler-fryer, cut
6 cups Water
1 \N Med Onion; quartered
1 \N Celery
3 \N Cilantro; or parsley sprigs
6 \N Peppercorn
2 teaspoons Salt
½ teaspoon Thyme
1 \N Med Green pepper; chopped
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1½ teaspoon Lime rind ; grated
2 \N Lime
3 tablespoons Cilantro; chopped fresh or
¼ teaspoon Salt & pepper
8 \N Corn tortillas
\N \N Vegetable oil
\N \N Lime; slices (optional)
\N \N Cilantro; fresh (optional)

Place chicken and next 7 ingredients in Dutch oven; bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat; simmer 1 hour.

Remove chicken,reserve broth. Let chicken cool. Bone, chop chicken; set aside. Strain broth to remove vegetables; set broth aside, discard vegetables. Saute green pepper, onion in 2 Tbsp oil in Dutch oven. Stir in tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes. Add reserved broth, lime rind, lime juice, 3 Tbsp cilantro. Bring to boil; reduce heat, simmer uncovered 20 minutes. Stir in chicken, salt and pepper; simmer uncovered, 10 minutes. Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges; fry in hot oil until crisp. Drain. To serve, place 8 tortilla wedges in each soup bowl; add soup. Garnish with lime slices and cilantro if desired. Yield: 8 cups. I hope this is close to what you remember. My husband and I had a similar soup on our honeymoon in Cancun FROM:

BARBARA VAUGHAN (VBGX82B)

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini

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