Recipe: Estia’s Little Kitchen Chef Colin Ambrose’s Tortilla Soup

Chef Colin Ambrose's Tortilla Soup as served at Estia's Little Kitchen
Chef Colin Ambrose's Tortilla Soup as served at Estia's Little Kitchen
Courtesy Estia's Little Kitchen

Learn to make tortilla soup, as served at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor, with this recipe from chef/owner Colin Ambrose.

Colin Ambrose’s Tortilla Soup

Ingredients:

6 quarts water
3 tablespoons kosher salt
10 plum tomatoes
25 Guajillo chilis (stems removed)
3 Arbol chilis (stems removed)
1 Spanish onion
6 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons cumin powder
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 dozen fried, chopped tortillas

Method:

1. Add all ingredients to water, bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.

2. Remove from heat, blend and strain.

3. Chill and hold cold until service.

Presentation:

10 corn tortillas cut into strips and fried
2 avocados, diced
1 cup feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1. Heat desired amount of soup on stove top.

2. Place a handful of shredded tortillas in each cup.

3. Fill with soup, garnish with avocado & cilantro, crumble feta on all.

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