Here’s the second of the two Vida Food Group varieties that were sent. I was somewhat familiar with what Menudo was, but aside from seeing a meme online, I know absolutely northing about Pozole. Wikipedia, if you please –
Pozole (Spanish pronunciation: [po’sole]; from Nahuatl languages: pozoll , meaning “Cacahuazintle”), is a traditional soup or stew from Mexican cuisine. It is made from hominy with meat (typically pork, but possibly chicken), and can be seasoned and garnished with shredded lettuce or cabbage, chile peppers, onion, garlic, radishes, avocado, salsa or limes. Known in Mesoamerica since the pre-Columbian era, today the stew is common across Mexico and neighboring countries, and is served both as a day-to-day meal and as a festive dish.
Pozole can be prepared in many ways, but all variations include a base of cooked hominy in broth. Typically pork, or sometimes chicken, is included in the base. Vegetarian recipes substitute beans for the meat.
The three main types of pozole are blanco/white, verde/green and rojo/red. White pozole is the preparation without any additional green or red sauce. Green pozole adds a rich sauce based on green ingredients, possibly including tomatillos, epazote, cilantro, jalapeños, or pepitas. Red pozole is made without the green sauce, instead adding a red sauce made from one or more chiles, such as guajillo, piquin, or ancho.
Pozole is commonly served accompanied by a wide variety of condiments. Common condiments include chopped onion, shredded cabbage, sliced radish, avocado, limes, oregano, tostadas, chicharrón, and chiles.
Pozole is also a festive dish. In Mexico, pozole is typically served on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the new year. Pozole is frequently served as a celebratory dish throughout Mexico and in Mexican communities outside Mexico. Other occasions for serving pozole include Mexican Independence Day, birthdays, Christmas and other holidays.
This one sounds really good – and I picked up some ingredients like hominy – never tried hominy before so this will be cool. Let’s give it a shot!
Vida Food Group Pozole Chicken Flavor Instant Ramen Soup – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and 2 cups boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A dry sachet of powder base.
A sachet of seasoned oil.
A sachet of vegetables.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added shredded chicken, lime, basil, cilantro, crushed red pepper, white onion, serrano pepper. The noodles hydrate perfectly – nice chew on them. The broth has a strong cumin hit and a bright flavor with a little spiciness. Excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 860003789513.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!