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Pappasito's Cantina Poblano Soup

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp instant chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup purple onion, finely diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2/3 cup finely diced carrots
  • 3/4 cup finely diced poblano pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 3/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded

Preparation:

In a 4-quart stock pot, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and simmer, whisking constantly until thickened to a roux. Whisk in cream, milk and chicken bouillon and cook, stirring frequently or whisking, over medium-low heat until smooth.

Heat oil in large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and carrots. Cook until tender, about 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add poblanos and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Add vegetable mixture to milk mixture, stir to combine. Stir in salt and black, white and cayenne peppers. Simmer over medium-low heat a few minutes. Add red bell pepper. Simmer 15 or 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add cheese and stir until melted. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary. Serve hot or refrigerate immediately. Reheat before serving.

NOTES: Prepare all vegetables ahead of time. (doubles easily)/p> Makes 6 (8 oz.) servings.

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