Sunday, December 30, 2007

Lime Soup with Chicken

Boy was this good and spicy. Again thanks to recipezaar for having such good recipes. We did not have any avocado but this was better the next day.

10 servings
40 min 20 min prep

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium green pepper, seeded, diced medium (about 1/2 lb, 1 1/2 cups)
1 small red onion, peeled and chopped (about 1/4 lb, 3/4 cup)
1 large garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon oregano leaves, crushed
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground cloves
3 medium plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, diced medium (about 1 lb total) (we used a can of crushed tomatoes)
4 (14 ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 lime, sliced, plus
2 limes, juice of (2-4 Tbsp)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
3 cups shredded cooked chicken or cooked turkey
1 avocado, peeled, diced medium
cilantro (to garnish)
Heat oil in large stockpot over medium-high, until oil faintly smokes. Add pepper and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally until soft but not brown, 3-4 minute.
Add garlic, cook, stirring 1 minute Add salt, cumin, oregano, cinnamon and cloves; cook, stirring 1 minute Add tomatoes, stock, sliced lime and cilantro; simmer 10 minute.
Add juice of 2 limes to soup. Add chicken. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring back to simmer.
Ladle into warmed bowls. Garnish with avocado and cilantro.

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