Cream of Jalapeno Soup

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Cream of Jalapeno Soup
Sun, 03-28-2010 - 7:38pm
Cream of Jalapeno Soup

8 oz. fresh jalapeno peppers
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, 1/2 stick
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 cup flour
3 cups hot chicken broth
2 T. fresh lime juice
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 1/2 cups hot milk
Ground cumin to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup hot heavy cream
Chopped cilantro
Crisp fried tortilla strips

Seed, devein and chop jalapeno peppers wearing tight latex gloves. Soak peppers in 1 cup milk in a bowl for 30 minutes. Melt butter in heavy large pan. Drain peppers and add to the pan with the onion and garlic. Sauté until onion is tender crisp but not brown. Add flour and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until bubbly, stirring constantly. Whisk in the hot broth and cook until thickened, whisking constantly. Whisk in the lime juice and 1 cup cilantro. Process soup in batches in blender until smooth. Mix the puree batches in the pan and add 1 1/2 cups hot milk, or enough to make of the desired consistency. Heat just to the simmering point. Season with cumin, salt and pepper. Add cream just before serving. Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with additional chopped cilantro and crisp tortilla strips. Serves 4.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 4:00pm
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