Authentic Fideo recipe

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Fideo is a type of Mexican pasta similar to angel hair pasta or vermicelli. The pasta is first fried with onion, then cooked in a spiced tomato sauce and served with grated cheese on top. An easy to make, typical Mexican dish.
Preparation time: 10 minutes, Cooking time: 35 minutes, Serves: 4 


4 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium size onion, roughly chopped
12 oz. coil Fideo pasta or similar

2 bay leaves
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp chili flakes or to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

Grated cheddar cheese for topping

For the tomato sauce
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 cups whole tomatoes (fresh or canned), roughly chopped
Salt and black pepper to taste


Prepare the tomato sauce

Note: If using fresh tomatoes, peel the skin off first

In a saucepan over medium high heat add the olive oil and spices and fry for about a minute, turning often. Add the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper to taste, lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Cook the fideo
When the tomato sauce is ready start cooking the fideo.

Place a large saucepan pan over high heat and add the 4 Tbsp olive oil. Add the chopped onion and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Break the fideo pasta with your hands in small pieces into the saucepan. Saute the pasta, turning constantly, until toasted (it should start to take a light golden brown color).

When the fideo is toasted, add the tomato sauce and chicken broth to the pan and stir well. Add the bay leaves, dried oregano and chili flakes, taste and season with salt and black pepper.

Lower the heat and simmer until the pasta is cooked (do not overcook it, check instructions on the package).

Serve with grated cheddar cheese on top.
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Very Tastey and I tried it. But the first batch I made wasn't good.
Posted by Jogia on Aug 02, 2011, 07:23
Wow what a great meal.
Posted by Mina on Aug 02, 2011, 07:24

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