Saturday, July 26, 2008
Photo & Recipe from Cafe Johnsonia
1, 7 oz. package Fideos (or broken spaghetti noodles)
1-2 Tbsp. butter, olive oil, or canola oil (or a combination)
2-3 cups chicken broth (or water and bouillion cubes)
1/2 cup mild or medium salsa (go for mild if you don't like it spicy)
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter or oil. After the butter starts to foam, or the oil starts to "shimmer", add the fideos.
Cook, stirring constantly, until most of the noodles are golden brown.
Add 2 cups of the chicken broth and bring to a simmer over low heat.
Cook until tender, adding more chicken broth, if necessary, as it is absorbed by the noodles.
When most of the liquid has been absorbed, take the pan off the heat and stir in the salsa. Let the noodles sit for about 10 minutes to allow the excess liquid to be absorbed.
Optional toppings--shredded cheese, hot sauce, sour cream, chopped cilantro, olives, etc.