Fideo Seco is a traditional Mexican recipe made of pasta noodles and cooked in a tomato sauce. Mildly spicy and ready in minutes. This dish makes a great side dish or yummy light lunch.
What do you call a fake noodle? An Impasta!
Lol. These are the types of corny jokes my son used to tell me. Now he tells me fart jokes and thinks “duty” is funny word. He’s 10 and the most amazing little person in the world. So happy that his palate has developed. Before I couldn’t buy enough chicken nuggets. Nowadays, he is happy with a big bowl of Fideo Seco, or Mexican Pasta Noodles.
Start by making the sauce. Chipotle, onion, tomatoes, garlic, water, bouillon all go in the blender.
Blend until smooth. Then set it aside. You want to make your sauce first because the next step requires your undivided attention.
Add oil to a pan and get it nice and hot. Then add you fideo. This is the same noodle you use for Sopa de Fideo. Basically, it’s vermicelli cut into tiny pieces. Stir constantly, or you will burn it. If it burns, there’s no way to save it! Kinda like unscrambling an egg. It’s “impastable.” Ha!
Once the fideo is toasted and golden, add the tomato mixture. Stir, put a lid on the stock pot, and turn the heat down low. It will only take about 10 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
Fideo Seco is incredibly easy. I’m giving you a basic recipe, but please adapt it to make it your own. You can add veggies and sour cream. Some people will omit the chipotle. It’s a versatile and yummy recipe for everyone in the family. Hope you enjoy!
Watch Video How to Make Fideo Seco
- Place the tomatoes, onion, garlic, chipotle, water, and bouillon in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Set aside until ready to use.
- In a large stock pot, heat the olive oil.
- Add the fideo.
- Stir constantly until it is golden brown. About 2-3 minutes.
- Do not leave this alone or it will burn.
- Add the tomato mixture.
- Stir and cover with a lid.
- Reduce heat on low.
- Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the liquid has absorbed.
- Optional toppings - avocado, Queso Añejo, sour cream.
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