Toasted Vermicelli in Roasted Tomato Salsa with Fried Pasilla Chilies aka Sopa Seca

Sopa seca or literally translated to as dry soup is another one of my favorite Mexican comfort food dishes.  I was intrigued by the dish initially because I didn’t understand what dry soup was supposed to mean, but the name made more sense once I figured out how sopa seca is prepared.  The noodles are fried in oil,  added to a spicy roasted tomato sauce and then baked or cooked over low heat until the noodles have absorbed the liquid.  

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