. Soups from South America: Part 2 Seriously Soupy

Friday, November 5, 2010

Soups from South America: Part 2

I certainly learned a lot about soups from South America from the first part of this series and now the journey continues with soup recipes from Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Columbia, and Venezuela. Each country truly has its own distinct soup recipes that I'm sure are reflected in how different each culture and its people are. As I mentioned in the part one, this is not a complete list but a starting off point to learn more about these countries and their regional soups as as to get inspired to create a soup outside of your comfort zone. If you have any recipes to share, feel free to add you links in the comments section or email me at seriouslysoupy@gmail.com to be included in the list.

Soups from Bolivia
Fricase (Spicy Pork Stew) -  This spicy soup by Bolivia Bella can be used with chicken or pork, along with green and white onions, bread crumbs, cayenne pepper, and pork ribs. The hearty soup is also topped with corn and chuños (black dehydrated potatoes).
Peanut and Potato Soup by Green Girl
Sopa de Mani - Peanut Soup - A typical soup made in Bolivia, this peanut soup by Momstinct is made with peanut oil, ribs, raw peanuts, peas and potatoes. I also found a vegetarian version and step-by-step instructions of this peanut and potato soup by Green Girl that includes roasted peanuts, tomatoes, and chile powder.

Bori-Bori - Paraguayan Dumpling Soup from the New Book of Soups
Soup from Paraguay 

Bori-Bori - Paraguayan Dumpling Soup - It seems that every culture has their version of the dumpling and this delicious one from Paraguay is filled with meat, vegetables, and cornmeal-cheese. The broth itself is made from beef shank, saffron, carrots and celery that makes for a tasty broth recipe on its own. 

Soup from Uruguay  
Beef Tripe Stew - Tripe or stomach of a cow is the base of this authentic soup. The recipe includes detailed instructions on how to prepare the tripe soup, which also includes peas, rice, and tomatoes.

Ajiaco Bogotano (Chicken and Potato Soup) by My Colombian Recipes
Soup from Columbia
Ajiaco Bogotano (Chicken and Potato Soup) - Considered Columbia's national dish, ajiaco includes three types of potatoes and the South America herbs - Guascas and Aji Salsa, for the garnish.  My Columbia Recipes describes the soup as a "feel-good comfort soup" that also includes scallions, onions, celery, corn, and chicken.
Sopa de Res by Mindy's Deli
Soup from Venezuela
Sopa de Res or Hervido de Res - A simple and comforting beef soup, this sopa de res by Mindy's Deli includes beef shank, peas, carrots, garlic and onions.

Also be sure to check out part one of the series.

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