Thursday, November 20, 2014

Roasted Jalapeno Soup

I put this together during the 2nd quarter of the Packers/Eagles game last Sunday.  I am SO glad I doubled this recipe since we all liked it.  It wasn't too spicy.  We didn't add the mushrooms.
Roasted Jalapeno Soup
http://www.chocolatemoosey.com

Serves: 2 cups


4 green jalapeno peppers
1/2 cup carrots, peeled and chopped (roughly 2 carrots)
1/2 cup onion, peeled and chopped (roughly 1 small onion)
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp butter, softened
1/4 cup flour
2 1/2 cups broth (chicken or vegetable)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or milk
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped and peeled
1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced


1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a cookie sheet with foil. Cut each jalapeno in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and membrane. Place them face down onto the cookie sheet. Roast for 10-15 minutes or until slightly darkened. When cool enough to handle, chop.

2. In a medium sauce pot, heat the olive oil. When hot, saute the carrots, onion, and garlic for about 5 minutes or until the carrots and onions start to soften.

3. Add in the butter. Once the butter has melted, stir in the flour until everything is coated. Stir in the chopped jalapenos. Slowly stir in the broth and bring to a boil. Then stir in the heavy cream and bring back to a boil. Turn the heat down to simmer and cook until the soup has thickened, about 5-7 minutes. If you feel that your soup isn't thick enough, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.

4. When the soup has thickened, turn off the heat. If using an immersion blender, blend the soup directly in the pan. If using a regular blender, add about half the mixture then puree until smooth.* Add the rest of the soup then puree until smooth. Pour back into the sauce pan. Stir in the tomatoes and mushrooms. Simmer for a few minutes or until hot then serve.

Notes

*Hot soups expand much greater in a blender than cold soups. Use extra caution and do not overfill the blender. Pulse a few times before turning the setting on low.
 

No comments:

Post a Comment