Ke Tequila Soup of Distinction
January just happens to be National Soup Month and what better way to salute the soup than to highlight Ke’s most favorite “special” soup? I mean, let’s face it, we all love soup and with a little added pleasure it also allows us all to be responsible with our alcohol intake.
We are happy to share a fantastic recipe containing Ke Tequila to warm anyone up on these cold winter days and nights. This one is called Ke Tequila Seafood Tumbada, similar to a Baja-style jambalaya. Here are the ingredients and instructions for you to enjoy:
- 5 oz Roma tomatoes
- 3 oz peeled white onions, plus ½ onion, chopped (you can use frozen if desired)
- 2 oz cilantro (you can find this in stores already chopped, as well)
- 2 oz shrimp shells
- 3 oz dry guajillo peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 oz white rice
- 1 clove garlic, chopped (may also use minced in a jar)
- 3 jumbo shrimp
- 3 oz white fish
- 4 clams in shells
- 1 squid cleaned and cut into rings
- 2 oz Ke Tequila
- 2 oz diced and prepared octopus
- 1 oz green peas (may use canned or frozen)
- 1 oz diced carrots (may use canned, fresh or frozen)
Combine tomatoes, peeled onion, cilantro, shrimp shells and peppers in a blender. Add mixture to a large pot and boil for 30 to 45 minutes, adding salt and pepper to flavor. Drain well (keeping broth for further use) and keep warm.
In a separate pan, sautee’ the rice with the chopped onion until light brown, adding garlic and half of broth. (You will want to reserve second half.) Add both the carrots and peas. Simmer the mixture until the rice is cooked. Add extra broth slowly until the mixture becomes a thick soup consistency.
In a third pan, saute’ shrimp, fish and clams until they are open, then add the octopus and squid and saute’ another 30 to 60 seconds. (Make sure to not overcook the squid.) Add the Ke Tequila and then flambe’. Add liquor mixture to the soup, mixing well before serving. This will serve two people.
This is a perfect “comfort food” for the seafood lover in all of us! We are honored to share this recipe and truly hope you enjoy. After making and tasting the soup, please feel free to share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page titled Ke’ Spirits. We look forward to reading your posts.