This is the 2nd post sharing art and recipes from 10 years of Claudia True's art and recipe calendars.
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The Art of Cooking, 2010
For the second calendar, I asked my "chef friends" to share their recipes. And they agreed! The pressure was on to do a painting that lived up to their delicious dishes.
This painting was inspired by a recipe for Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup, shared by Rogelio Fernandes who was Corporate Executive Chef at Timbers Hospitality Group, based out of Triple George Grill in downtown Las Vegas, NV. The chicken definitely had to have some Vegas "sass!" I think she achieved that with her beautiful full plume, reminiscent of Vegas show girls! She's one of my best selling prints - everyone loves her sass! I love Ro's recipe -
"Vegas Chic" - Claudia True
available in print in various sizes
Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup
Sauté onions and green bell peppers in olive oil for 4-5 minutes or until they are partially translucent. Add chopped garlic and sauté 1 minute.
Place 1 can of diced tomatoes and 1/2 can of chipotle peppers (chop them first) into a blender cup. Blend in pulses to leave the tomatoes a bit chunky. Do not puree completely.
Add all remaining ingredients, except for the chicken, to the onion/pepper mixture. Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat.
Once soup has simmered for 15 minutes, add the broiled and diced chicken breast. Serve immediately.
Here are the front and back covers of the 2nd calendar. Check out the names of the recipes and the chefs who shared them. You proably know some and perhaps you've had these dishes prepared by them in their restaurants.
Happy Cooking and Happy Holidays!
Please forward to someone who might enjoy a good recipe for Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup! What a wonderful dish for the holidays!
I'm an artist living in Kansas City with my hubby and cats. My passions: colorful paintings, yummy food, and sharing my love of art and cooking with others.