Spice Things Up! How to Make Easy Cream of Poblano Soup! by Donna John

11 months ago
Spice Things Up! How to Make Easy Cream of Poblano Soup!

This creamy poblano soup is one of my favorites. If you want a heartier soup, you can top it with chunks of chicken, grilled shrimp or even chorizo. 

You'll need:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 poblano peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped (learn how here)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced carrots
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half 
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • toppings: shredded Monterey Jack cheese, diced red onion, cilantro leaves, tortilla strips or crushed tortilla chips 

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cook the poblano, onion and carrots in the butter until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and cook another 2 minutes.
  3. Add water and chicken stock. Stir and simmer on low about 30 minutes.
  4. Puree with a hand-held blender. 
  5. Add half-and-half, cilantro and salt. Heat through. Taste and adjust seasonings. 

Spoon into bowls and top with desired toppings. 

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