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  1. 1 1/2 teaspoons 7 1/2ml Minced garlic

  2. 3 tablespoons 45ml Olive oil

  3. 1 cup 62g / 2 1/5oz Chopped onion

  4. 2 Two-inch fresh jalapeno peppers - seeds and ribs Discarded, flesh minced

  5. 2 teaspoons 10ml Ground cumin

  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons 7 1/2ml Ground coriander seed Salt - to taste Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

  7. 1/2 cup 55g / 1.9oz Thinly-sliced carrot

  8. 1/2 cup 55g / 1.9oz Thinly-sliced celery

  9. 3 1/2 cups 829ml Chicken stock or canned chicken broth

  10. 8 Corn ears - shucked, kernels cut Off cobs, kernels and cobs reserved Separately

  11. 1 Red bell pepper - roasted, chopped Fine

  12. 3 tablespoons 45ml Minced fresh coriander or parsley leaves - or to taste Cayenne - to taste if desired Fried tortilla strips - for garnish

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  1. Recipe Instructions In a kettle cook the garlic in the oil over moderately-low heat, stirring for 1 minute, add the onion and the jalapeno peppers, and cook the mixture, stirring, until the onion is softened. Add the cumin, the ground coriander seed, and salt and black pepper to taste and cook the mixture, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the carrot and the celery and cook the mixture over moderate heat, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the stock, the corn cobs, and 2 1/2 cups water and simmer the mixture for 15 minutes. Add all but 1 cup of the reserved corn kernels, simmer the mixture for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the kernels are very tender, and discard the cobs. In a blender puree the mixture in batches, blending each batch on high speed for at least 1 minute, or until it is very smooth. (If an even smoother soup is desired, after using the blender force the mixture through a fine sieve set over a bowl, pressing hard on the solids.) Let the soup cool to room temperature. In a small saucepan of boiling water boil the remaining 1 cup reserved corn kernels for 2 to 4 minutes, or until they are tender, drain them in a colander, and refresh them under cold water. Stir the corn into the soup with the roasted bell pepper, the minced coriander, the cayenne, and salt and black pepper to taste and serve the soup at room temperature. Garnish with fried tortilla strips. This recipe yields about 6 cups, serving 6.


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