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Simple Cream of Jalapeno soup

CocoaNut Jan 28, 2011 09:41 AM

Who's got it? I first had some about 3 years ago at a near-by cafe - it was a daily special. No sooner did I discover it than they quit making it due to lack of interest. It was very simply made with nothing more than basic ingredients, ie, it tasted like jalapeno. Since then, I've ordered it elsewhere, but it's always "fancied up" with unnecessary flavor components, cilantro being the biggest, overbearing culprit.

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  1. irodguy RE: CocoaNut Jan 28, 2011 10:43 AM

    I have not been lately, but Fish City Grill always had it.

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      CocoaNut RE: irodguy Jan 28, 2011 11:15 AM

      Thanks for the rec, but they are one of the cilantro happy culprits and for me, not being a fan..... well, I know I'm in trouble when I can smell it (the cilantro) before the server reaches the table.

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        irodguy RE: CocoaNut Jan 28, 2011 11:24 AM

        I believe they add cilantro on service. My wife hates cilantro and has them leave it off. Again though this was probably 6 to 8 months since last service.

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          Teacher13 RE: CocoaNut Aug 27, 2011 03:25 PM

          Fish City Grill doesn't use cilantro in the Cream of Jalapeno Soup. They do sprinkle parsley on it right before serving it. They actually sprinkle parsley on evereything, minus kid meals, seafood platters, and sandwiches, before serving it. If you smelled cilantro, the culprit was probably their homemade pico de gallo. It comes on the popular Oyster Nachos that are almost always found on at least one table in the restaurant at any given time. You should give it another try. They'll give you a free sample of the soup before you commit.

          Fish City Grill
          18149 Dallas Pkwy # 110, Dallas, TX

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            CocoaNut RE: Teacher13 Aug 27, 2011 06:28 PM

            Hmmmmm, no. But therein lies the problem with critiquing a chain. Invariably, there will be differences, one to another.

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        Brad2 RE: CocoaNut Jan 28, 2011 01:47 PM

        Been quite a while, but I've had a good version at Reatta. Not sure about the cilantro though. The recipe is in the Reatta cookbook which I'll buy when I win the lottery.

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          irodguy RE: Brad2 Jan 28, 2011 01:59 PM

          Which does bring up another option, when in doubt make it yourself. I am sure you would come up with plenty of simply recipes with a google search, or listing under home cooking.

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          Remander RE: CocoaNut Feb 9, 2011 01:03 PM

          Fish City Grill served me a bowl that I liked very much. I don't recall any cilantro in it.

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            unclekrud RE: CocoaNut Feb 10, 2011 11:43 AM

            The Libertine on Lower Greenville does a good rendition. No cilantro that I recall.

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