Sedona White Corn Tortilla Soup

Another favorite from the California Pizza Kitchen. Image shows this recipe combined with their Potato Leek Soup

Sedona White Corn Tortilla Soup

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Soups & Stews

Makes 6-8 servings ∙ Source Keyingredient.com

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons olive oil

1½ seven inch corn tortillas, cut into 1 inch squares

1½ tablespoons minced fresh garlic

2 tablespoons minced white onion

1½ teaspoons minced jalapeno pepper

1 pound white corn kernels

1½ pounds chopped ripe red tomatoes

⅓ cup tomato paste

2½ teaspoons ground cumin

1 tablespoon kosher salt

⅛ teaspoon ground white pepper

½ teaspoon chili powder

1½ cups water

1 quart chicken stock (preferably homemade)

24 blue corn torilla chips (optional garnish)

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar (optional garnish)

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional garnish)

DIRECTIONS

1) Over medium-high heat, fry tortilla squares in olive oil until they begin to crisp and turn a golden yellow. Add garlic, onion and jalapeno; cook 1 to 2 minutes, until onion becomes translucent. Add half the corn along with all the other ingredients (except garnishes), reserving other half of corn to be added at the end. Bring the soup to a low, even boil. Boil for 5 minutes.

2) Remove the soup from heat. Use a hand-hand propeller blade or food processor to process in batches to the consistency of a coarse puree.

3) Return the soup to the burner and add the reserved corn. Bring the soup to a boil once again being extremely careful to avoid scorching or burning. Serve, garnished with blue corn tortilla chips, cilantro and sharp cheddar cheese.

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