Monday, December 1, 2014

Ecuadorian Cheese and Noodle Soup - More than just food for Newlyweds!


Every country I know has its own version of Noodle Soup.

In Ecuador noodle soup is something you do when you are in a hurry, don’t have anything else at home to cook, you are too poor to buy better ingredients or you just start to learn to cook.

Which is why it’s also jokingly called the Newlywed’s Soup.

And when you tell you have made noodle soup for lunch you get to be the butt of loads of jokes about your cooking skills.

But although an Ecuadorian homemaker might never admit cooking noodle soup to her friends, she definitely does it in the secrecy of her home.

It is the all-time favorite of children (and husbands) and also super easy to do when you are in a pinch and need something fast but tasty.

Eat it with fresh bread or maybe some gluten free yuca (cassava) bread.

Hope you enjoy this Ecuadorian everyday delicacy!


Cheese and Noodle Soup


Ingredients

1 portion of noodles
½ pound potatoes, diced
4 cloves of garlic
1 sprig of chopped white onion
1 tablespoon butter
¼ cup heavy cream
½ cup shredded fresh cheese
6 cups water
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Pepper and Salt, to taste


1. Fry the chopped onion, crushed garlic, salt, pepper, butter until they are golden.

2. Add the water, potatoes and oregano and cook until the potatoes are soft.

3. In boiling water drop the noodles. Cook for ten minutes.

4. Add cream and cheese. Taste and serve.


ENJOY!

31 comments:

  1. Neat recipe.. I like trying new things..

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  2. That sounds really delicious. I definitely want to try this.

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  3. this looks like the perfect soup for a cold winter day, I am saving this recipe and making it

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  4. Exactly what type of cheese are you using? I'm curious because I may give this one a shot!

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    1. It's called queso fresco here, or fresh cheese. Not mature at all, with a little bit of salt. Very white and soft.

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  5. That is a very unique dish! I will have to try when I have an opening in the menu!

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  6. Honestly I might try this. Seems like something my kids and even I, would like.

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  7. This looks like something my girls would love to eat. I am going to try and make this next week. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. When I read the title I made the "ewww" face. I honestly couldn't see myself here putting those together, but maybe if I tried it in another country. I love both but not sure of how it'll taste. Thanks for sharing love learning something new about cultures

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    1. It didn't seem very appetizing for me when I first saw it either. But it is suprisingly good when you taste it. And you really get addicted to it :)

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  9. Sounds and looks yummy! I am a soup lover, so I'll definitely want to try this out.

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  10. In the winter any soup goes over well in this house!! =D TY for sharing!

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  11. Ughhh you make me want to go the Ecuador so bad!! It looks beautiful and the food looks delish!

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    1. I really recommend visiting here. And even staying for good :)

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  12. Wow, thanks for the good looking soup recipe. I love cheese and noodles so putting them together would be pretty neat.

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  13. That looks really good... I like the simple recipe, but it has all the perfect ingredients!

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  14. This looks delicious. Yum! I am sure my son would LOVE it! I am going to "Pin" it now to remind myself to make it sometime soon. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  15. This looks delicious. Yum! I am sure my son would LOVE it! I am going to "Pin" it now to remind myself to make it sometime soon. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  16. oh my that looks so good. Can you just come and make it for me? lol. i will have to make this.

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  17. This is an interesting combination. However, I bet it tastes delicious.

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  18. I think I would love this. My favorite foods are pasta and cheese. If I could add a little spinach to this I would have all my favorites!

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    1. Some people actually add spinach to it. Just do it :)

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  19. This sounds amazing! My kids would love it.

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  20. This sounds good. I might have to try it.

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  21. Looks good! Perfect for the nippy weather these days.

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  22. Sounds like delicious and yummy soup for this winter. I have never tried noodles with cheese. I think it tastes very different really. My kids would love the recipe for sure. I am going to try this one!

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  23. That's a handsome model you've got for the soup there. I bet he was happy to be a taste tester too, it looks really good. ;)

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    1. When it comes to cheese and noodle soup he's always there to taste test, lol

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  24. What a cutie! This looks like something all kids would love.

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  25. Thanks for this recipe which looks like great comfort food. In order to make it cruelty-free, I would substitute something like thick, full-fatted coconut milk for the cream and a vegan cheese for regular cheese.

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  26. Sounds good. Seems like a dish for college students also!

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