Rosa Filipe nicknamed this the” beggar’s soup ” because it didn’t have any meat. I changed that.
Bread and Garlic Soup with Cilantro
4 cups of chopped cilantro leaves and stems
7 cloves chopped garlic
One large chopped red pepper
One serrano pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/2 pound of bread
or two cubed kaiser rolls
8 cups of chicken stock
4 lightly beaten eggs
Two cups of chopped roasted chicken or pork
Pulse cilantro,garlic, peppers, salt and pepper in a processor until it is rough chopped.
Add oil and puree till smooth
Place 3/4 cup of paste into a bowl
Add bread cubes and toss
Heat remaining paste in a 6 quart pan on medium for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add stock and bring to a boil.
Add the meat.
Stir and slowly drizzle in the eggs. About one minute.
Remove from the heat and stir in the bread
Serve with a tossed salad.
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