Soups and Salads — By Ben on 21 October 2009
Potato and Poblano Soup

Potato and Poblano Soup

It feels like years since the last time I updated this blog. Sickness and technical problems have kept me away from the blog-o-sphere for awhile. Fortunately, it seems like I can start updating again. I am so out of the game right now that my pumpkin cooking (one of my favorite seasons of the year) hasn’t even started yet. But that will change soon. I also have a couple of exciting announcements to make regarding the Homemade event (no, I haven’t abandoned it), but they will have to wait until things get finalized, hopefully soon.

But for now I leave you with the recipe for a soup I made last week, roasted poblano pepper and potato soup. It wasn’t the most amazing soup ever, but it was pretty tasty, comforting and… starchy, just what we need in this part of the planet now that the cold temperatures are starting to reach us.

Roasted Poblano and Potato Soup

The ingredients:

  • 1 large poblano pepper
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 4-6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

The how-to:

  1. Cut potatoes in cubes and roast with the pepper in the oven at 350°F. Turn pepper 2 or 3 times so it roasts evenly.
  2. Peel the pepper skin and seed it.
  3. Blend potatoes and peppers with some broth. Do it in batches if your blender doesn’t hold everything at once.
  4. Pour in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  5. Add oregano, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes stirring constantly.
  6. Serve with sour cream and baked tortilla strips and enjoy hot!

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(22) Readers Comments

  1. This sounds great for fall! I love poblanos with potatoes.

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  3. I'm happy to hear you are ok now querido Ben! Good food and excersise will get you back up there again :D. I love easy soups/purees like this one: tasty and warm.
    Besitos.

  4. This looks heavenly! I'm getting some fresh poblanos at the market on Saturday. Can't wait!

  5. A wonderful soup! Lovely flavors and great shot!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  7. This looks soooo good! Perfect for a cold day.

  8. Yummy! We are hoping to grow poblanos next year. Apparently according to the pepper vendor at the farmer's market most Minnesotans don't know what they are!

  9. Oh! What a nice soup…love the ingredients in it, yummie!

  10. I hope you are much better now Ben. Love the ingredients of your soup.

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