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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Potato and Jalapeno Soup

I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to make this Potato and Jalapeno Soup-I absolutely loved it! Never would have dreamed of adding cumin to potatoes but it develops a nice earthy taste and I wanted my jalapenos to provide some bite and crunchy contrast so they went in during the last couple minutes of cooking. This recipe takes potato soup to a whole new level and if you like jalapenos, you'll love this!
I did make several changes to the original recipe:
I like my potato soup chunky, so I didn't blend it. Raw jalapenos were sprinkled on top for a crunchy garnish. I used regular milk with a little flour instead of evaporated milk. My ADD kicked in and I forgot to add the baking soda... Does anyone know why that's in a soup recipe???

And most importantly...
Instead of adding salt I sprinkled Lawry's Fire Roasted Chile and Garlic Seasoned Salt on top. If you haven't tried this yet I encourage you to, it's the greatest thing that's happened to potatoes since eggs!
Just a product I love folks, Lawry's doesn't even know who I am.
But if they see this and want to send a little love my way... well, my bottle's almost empty:@)

Potato and Jalapeno Soup-adapted from SparkRecipes
2 Tblsp butter
1/2 C onion, chopped
2 1/2 lbs potatoes, peeled and chopped
4 C chicken broth
1/2 tsp ground cumin
*2 Tblsp jalapenos, 1/4" diced
2 C evaporated milk-I used regular milk and about 1 Tblsp flour
S&P to taste-or Lawry's Chile and Garlic Seasoned Salt
pinch of baking soda-I didn't use this
  1. Saute butter and onion in pot for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add potatoes, broth and cumin, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes are just about tender-approx 15-20 minutes. 
  3. Add jalapenos and milk, cook for a few minutes. As soon as the potatoes are tender you can mash them in the pot if you'd like. *I de-seeded and removed the membrane from my jalapenos, use the whole pepper if you like it hot
  4. Add S&P to taste and baking soda if using. 
  5. Serve with fresh diced jalapenos if desired.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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18 comments:

  1. I rarely cook with jalapeños, mostly because I never have them here. I don't like things too spicy, but a little bite is always good. I do love potato soup (well, almost any soup) and like you, I like mine to have some texture and chunky pieces. This winter is so cold that I want soup every day!

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  2. Yum! I think potato soup can be boring so a little kick would definitely interest me! That Lawry's seasoning looks fabulous, I need some asap!! This soup will be on the stove soon, we're freezing down south too!
    Jenna

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  3. you had me at potato, but jalapeno? hmmm...

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  4. Potato soup is one of my favorites but I would have never thought to add cumin and jalapenos! We love cumin too and hubby is always up for anything spicy. I never buy canned evaporated milk anymore, I just use my goat milk and everything always comes out just fine. :)

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  5. I make a potato leek soup but I bet adding the cumin and jalapenos would add a nice kick to it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  6. Oh yum! I just grabbed some jalapenos at the store the other day with no real recipe in mind! This sounds wonderful.

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  7. I love cumin, but have never put it in potato soup. Love jalapenos too (those poppers are devine). Looks like a wonderful soup. I have no idea why baking soda would be in a soup. Joni

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  8. Love jalapeños and potatoes. This looks divine. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. you know... I was thinking the same thing ~ not a combination that I would think of. Now, having read through, I bet that it is good!! I'm gonna try this one for sure!! Thanks. Are you having fun in the snow yet? : )

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  10. Oh, this sounds fabulous. I'll look for the Lawyr's seasoning. Don't think I've seen it, but then you know how you cruise right by things unless paying attention.

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  11. I do a regular potato soup, handed down from my grandmother..nothing like your kicked up version, that's for sure!
    I will give this version a try next time, it does sound good...although, I will be leaving out the baking soda too. I have never seen it added to a soup and know of no reason it should be added.

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  12. OK, this is perfect timing for me. I am on a huge soup kick anyway, but in particular I am finding ways to add "kick" to the soups. I have found that hot plus spicy hot makes for great diet food for me. You just can't snarf it in too fast.

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  13. That really kicks it up a notch! Sounds good for winter time eating! Hugs!

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  14. I know I would love this spicy soup, Lynn, and since I'm on a soup kick, I'll be trying this soon. xo

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  15. Argh, I had a whole nice post typed and I deleted. :o( If you don't mind mixing your food, try this dip: http://frazzledfood.blogspot.com/search/label/artichoke. I too had my doubts about oyster sauce, but it and fish sauce and pot stickers are great! And who is this Kitty posting great recipes. Must find her.

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  16. Hi Lynn,
    You did an awesome job with that recipe, I would just love your version, it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  17. Lynn, I'm a potato girl, this soup looks great and I like some texture in my soup too. Note to self: buy some Lawry's :)

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  18. Lord have mercy! This sounds divine! XOXOXOX

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