The mexican recipe for avocado soup (Sopa de aguacate)

This classic mexican recipe for the avocado soup makes for a perfect first course or appetizer to a more elaborate mexican meal. Some recipes add a few tablespoons of Sherry or Tequila to this for a more traditional taste, but I felt this recipe didn't really need them.

Recipe for Mexican Avocado Soup:

Ingredients for 6-8 servings:

5 medium-sized avocadoes
3 tablespoons of butter
35% cream, amount to your taste; this will be used to thicken the soup
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons lard (can be substituted by vegetable oil in the same amount)
8 cups liquid beef broth (can be replaced with chicken broth)
Your favorite green chiles to your taste, as many as you dare; use one green bell pepper for a mild flavor
20 stems of cilantro
1 large spanish yellow onion
1 lb. of mild white cheese (such as mild cheddar or Monterey Jack)
salt and pepper to taste


Scoop the flesh from the avocado and dice it into squares; cut the cheese into similarily-sized cubes. Chop the onion, cilantro and chiles roughly, then liquefy everything, including the avocadoes using a food processor.  Cook this mixture while incorporating to it the cheese cubes, add salt to taste; cook until all the cheese has melted.

Now we turn to the broth... it should be prepared this way: in a pot melt the butter, mix the flour in the melted butter and brown before adding the broth, cream, salt and pepper; mix until smooth. Simmer until it thickens slightly and take away from heat. Keep broth and avocado mix separate until about to serve...

As you are about to serve the soup, mix throroughly both mixtures as you heat everything up; add cream to create a smooth texture, as much as needed.  If you mix these too early your soup loses freshness and flavor. Once the soup is hot, serve; avoid keeping this soup on the stove for longer than necessary.  Serve the soup in soup plates or bowls garnishing each plate with a nice fresh cilantro leaf. 

Prepare and cool quickly if you are not going to serve this right away, you can reheat this soup later, but only once for best results.

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