whatFox broth? Just as you read it, it is a delicious dish that has its origins in the state of Guanajuato and that has more than fifty years of tradition.
The fox broth has its origin in the Guanajuato municipality of Manuel Doblado. It is the modernization of a broth of pre-Hispanic origin, since it has a large number of pre-Hispanic ingredients, but the main one is xoconostle.
Do not be scared, this broth is not prepared with foxes, on the contrary, it can be prepared without products of animal origin. It is known as fox broth because when the xoconostle falls from the nopal, it is immediately used by the fauna to feed, among them the foxes. For this reason, the broth was nicknamed with this name.
If you want to feed yourself with this rich and nutritious broth, you must gather the following ingredients:
- 2 xoconostles
- 220 grams of fresh cheese (you can substitute it with tofu or amaranth)
- 1 liter of beef broth (for vegetarian version you can substitute it for water =
- 2 ancho chiles (deveined and seedless)
- 1/4 onion
- 1 tomato
- 1 coriander sprig
- 1 clove garlic
- 20 grams of lard (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
And to prepare the broth you just have to be faithful to the following steps:
In a pot you are going to fry the garlic, onion and tomato with the lard; when the onion begins to change color and become transparent, add the beef broth. Then add the chiles, cheese, coriander, xoconostle to the pot and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the pot and let the ingredients cook for a few minutes over low heat.
When the ingredients are perfectly cooked, it is ready to serve and enjoy as the animals of the Guanajuato semi-desert do.
Benefits of xoconostle, the protagonist of fox broth?
The xoconostle is not only a tasty fruit, it is also consumed for its great health benefits. is rich in antioxidants and fiber, in addition to strengthening the immune system. In fact, a third of the shell of a xoconostle provides the necessary daily amount of Vitamin C for an adult. Also, it is an excellent regulator of sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides, for which it is recommended to prevent and treat diabetes.
He xoconostle It is a Mexican fruit famous for its resemblance to the prickly pear, but differs by its acid taste. The scientific name of the plant is Opuntia joconostlewhich belongs to the cactus family (Cactaceae).
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