Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

America's Test Kitchen

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 425°.
  2. Spread tortilla strips on rimmed baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoon oil.
  3. Bake until strips are deep golden brown and crisp, 12-14 minutes, tossing strips halfway through baking.
  4. Season with salt to taste and transfer to paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in Dutch oven over med-high heat until shimmering.
  6. Add onion and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.
  7. Add garlic and chipotle and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  8. Add broth, hominy, and tomatoes and bring to simmer.
  9. Decrease heat to low, cover, and simmer until flavors meld, about 15 minutes.
  10. Working in batches, process soup in blender until smooth, 1-2 minutes.
  11. Transfer pureed soup to clean pot and bring to simmer.
  12. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until opaque in center, about 3 minutes.
  13. Stir in cilantro and lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Ladle soup into individual bowls and top with tortilla strips.
  15. Serve, passing lime wedges separately.