Warm-up and very filling castilian soup with garlic flavor – therefore called sometimes garlic soup (sopa de ajo) – and smoked paprika aroma, shows that with very few and simple ingredients a nourishing dish with distinct taste can be created.
The main ingredients in this soup are: bread, garlic, serrano ham and smoked paprika. The base is water or chicken broth and just before serving raw egg is added, which after a short cooking time splits up into congealed pieces.
Ingredients (serves 2):
750 ml chicken broth
2 slices of bread (can be stale)
120 g serrano ham, diced into small pieces
1 teaspoon smoked paprika (pimentón)
3 clove of garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
Heat the olive oil. Cut peeled garlic cloves into small slices and fry till golden brown. Add bread and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add serrano ham and after about 3 minutes smoked paprika. Mix well and turn the heat off. Smoked paprika shouldn’t be frying for a long time, because it may turn bitter.
Transfer all ingredients into a pot, if you fried them in a frying pan, and pour hot chicken stock into it. Cook over low heat during 15-20 minutes. At the end of a cooking time crack the eggs into the pot, stir well and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.