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Soups of the world – Recipes from around the globe & some creations of my own


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Mexican Lime and Chicken Soup – Mayan Perfumes from Yucatán

This is not just another chicken soup, its origin goes back to the Maya civilisation from the Yucatán Peninsula and nowadays represents a typical dish from Mérida cuisine. As lemongrass in Thai cuisine, the lime is the essential and distinctive flavour in this case.

I love it because it’s other of my light and easy soups to fix a quick and yet delicious and complete supper and also because lately I have developed a weakness for sour soups and have discovered that there is a version almost in every culture. Besides, I always have frozen chicken and limes at home (the last ones are more for my gin&tonics than for soups, but it works either ways, haha). I think it must be very good to cure a cold as well.

Typically is served with fried tortilla strips, or some people even use tortilla chips. I skip this part and stick with the healthier option… Would you like to try it?

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