A great way to add flavor to a pasta dish is to toast the noodles in oil, which brings out nutty notes that add complexity to the end result. And a great example of this lesson is the dry soup, which translates to “dry soup” from Spanish.
This Mexican dish typically features thin, cracked noodles that are roasted and then cooked with broth and tomatoes. The noodles absorb the liquid, producing a paste that is “dry”, but rich in soup flavors. And the toasted pasta creates a rich nutty base and a unique texture to the finished dish.