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Hello again 🙂
For the last stop of the day, I have made Caldo Tlalpeno, a popular Mexican spicy chicken soup.
The story says that in Mexico, in the early 1900s, in the village of Tlalpan there were tram stops where food was sold. Among the sellers, there was a lady who made her own chicken stock recipe. Her dish started to be liked more and more by people and they named it Tlalpan soup. During the years the name morphed into Tlalpeno soup.
Honestly, I can never say no to a spicy soup..doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, a spicy full of flavors soup it’s always welcomed.
There are so many versions of this soup. Some recipes will include tomatoes, chickpeas, carrots and so on… I like my Caldo Tlalpeno to have chicken submerged in a chicken broth and onion and garlic, seasoned with spicy chipotle and lime. My favorite version includes radish, avocado and cilantro ….probably because that’s how I tried it for the first time at my local Mexican restaurant.
If you like spicy soups, this will be very soon a favorite! The smokiness and spiciness of chipotles in adobo sauce, the freshness of lime and the nutty flavor of avocado will amaze you. Not to mention the crunchy texture added by radishes….so yummy!