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Nov 24, 2009 05:13 PM

Veggo's (soon-to-be) Famous Shrimp, Corn and Poblano Soup

I got this recipe from Veggo at the end of the summer and just made it yesterday for the second time.


14oz. can of chicken broth
16oz.+/- half and half
1/2-1# shrimp, shell on
2C white corn (fresh is best but frozen works also)
poblano puree to taste

I changed just small things from the original but Veggo was okay with that :)

Roast 3-5 poblanos. This is a major roast. Get them nice and black on all sides. Do the put in the bag thing; then peel and seed the peppers; puree in the FP or blender. Peel the shrimp, bring the broth to a slow boil and add the shrimp shells; cook 5-10 minutes. Strain reserving the stock. Add the half and half and bring to a simmer. Add poblano puree to taste. "To taste" is a very broad term depending on one's personal taste and the heat of the particular peppers. The ones I used were REALLY hot so I didn't use very much. When using more, Veggo said that the color is a pale green. Mine just had green flecks in it. To my delight, this puree stores great. When you're almost ready to eat, add the corn. The fresh is, of course, better but the frozen that I used yesterday was terrific also. When the soup comes back to a simmer, add the shrimp. (Veg had a good suggestion with the shrimp. Cut them in half lengthwise and then in half crosswise depending on the size of the shrimp.) I turned off the heat at that point and let the shrimp "cook." Once the shrimp are pink, "it's soup" as they say.

This is absolutely delicious. And we discovered back in the late summer that this tastes wonderful cold also. I had intended to post this a couple of months ago (Veggo was too modest) and life just took it off my front burner. I encourage y'all to try this. BTW, it reheats great also.

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  1. Oh, crikey -- yum! Will have to make this soon. I love poblanos.

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    1. re: pikawicca

      I forgot to add that I used the puree in any number of things since then. To the point that I intend to have this around all the time. A real winner.

    2. This is so timely for me CO... I just signed up for our local Community Suported Fishery share which starts in December and will be Maine shrimp and fish on alternate weeks. I'm looking forward to trying Veggo's recipe. Lord knows his chimichurri is wonderful.

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      1. re: Gio

        Is there a link for chimichurri? If not, perhaps you could post as its own thread? (Don't want to be off-topic!!!)

        1. re: c oliver

          I have his chimichurir recipe in a folder downstairs so I'll get it tomorrow and post it then. (the computer and the library are on separate floors here at casa Gio and Geo.

      2. Wow I think I'll have to make this soup this weekend! (football weekend here in Canada) Thanks! I found his chimichurri recipe btw - I assume it matches up with what Gio has. :)

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        1. re: maplesugar

          Thanx maplesugar....

          Mine is:
          1 bunch flat parsley
          4 cloves garlic
          1/2 cup olive oil
          1/4 cup wine vinegar
          3 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
          1 tsp. salt
          1/2 tsp. black pepper
          1/2 tsp. cayenne
          I do the garlic first in a mini-chopper, then everything else but just a few seconds.
          Great stuff, I could eat it with a spoon. Fresh puts the jarred stuff to shame. I have one frequent guest who puts it on everything I serve: salad, baked potato, etc. I have to make a double batch.
          Veggo May 10, 2009 08:39AM

          1. re: Gio

            Thanks to you both. Looks great. Oh, and thanks to Veggo, of course :)

        2. UPDATE

          I roasted poblanos again today and did only three considering how hot the previous ones were. That was a mistake. These were obviously VERY mild. I used all three in the soup and was still disappointed in the poblano flavor. We gave it a healthy dose of Cholulu and it was fine and dandy again. So from now on, I'll roast five (or more) so I never run short. (I have leftover soup and will probably buy and roast more peppers tomorrow and add to it.)