Monday, March 19, 2012

Jamie's Chick Pea Soup from Top Chef Quickfire Cookbook

Even though I have a ton of cookbooks, I am always wanting more. My awesome sister knows this and got me the Top Chef Quick Fire cookbook for Christmas. It is a great book if you like the show, and also has super recipes if you could care less about the show.

We are enjoying the last of the cool temperatures here in AZ, heck it was downright COLD here yesterday. I am going to make a lot of soup and chili in the next few days while it is cool.

recipe

recipe
This recipe is so simple and it will warm you up with its richness and spice. I cut this recipe in half because there is no way Tom was eating this one!

ingredients
You will need one jalapeno or serrano chile, one fresno chile, cream, yogurt, garlic, chicken or veggie stock, lemon, garbanzo beans, madras curry, sugar, onion, mint and NOT Cilantro...ok if you like it fine, but I used parsley.

pickled peppers
Slice up the jalapeno or serrano, I actually used an anaheim because that is what was in my drawer.

getting yummy
Add in the lemon zest, juice and sugar. Let this hang out for about a half an hour.

sliced and diced
While the peppers are getting awesome, chop up the onion garlic and the fresno chile.

garnish
Combine the yogurt, cilantro/parsley, mint, zest and lemon juice.

Now that we have all the prep done, lets start cooking!

garlic 15 seconds
Heat the olive oil over low heat and add in the garlic. Stir this around for about 15 seconds.

onions
Add in the onions and let those cook until they are softened. Season with some salt and bring the heat up to about medium.

curry cooks 2 minutes
Stir in the curry and keep on stirring until the whole place starts to smell totally awesome, about 2 minutes.

fresnos cook one minute
Add in your fruity and delicious fresno and let that cook for another minute.

bubbling away - 15-20 min
Add in the beans and the broth and let this bubble away for about 20 minutes.

getting a little whirl in the food processor
If you have an immersion blender give the soup a whirl, otherwise transfer in batches to a blender or food processor to puree until smooth. You can see part of my husband's hot sauce collection on the counter. He is addicted to the stuff I swear!

looks good already
When you are done pureeing, get it all back in the pan over low heat and thin with the cream. I only used about a tablespoon of cream.

Jamie's Chick Pea Soup
Top with a bit of the yogurt mix and your pickled peppers.

This was so good, and so simple. The flavors were rich and complex and my house smelled like fabulous curry until well into the next day. I love soups that just make you feel all warm and cozy.

What is your favorite soup?

24 comments:

  1. Wow, It looks yummy and creamy, can I taste it? we will try it at home :)



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    1. I hope you try it, it was delicious :)

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  2. Yum that does look good! Love all the hot sauce bottles ;)

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    1. There are more hot sauce bottles hiding that you cannot see!

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  3. yum, that sounds so good! but it's getting so warm here already, soup weather passed before i even got the chance to make much

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    1. ya it is a sprint here, it is going to warm up by the end of the week.

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  4. It's still soup weather where I live (unfortunately) so I'm always looking for new recipes. This soup may be easy but I can tell that it's loaded with flavor.

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  5. This is right up my alley. I have been on a huge chickpea kick lately.

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  6. P.S.

    That bowl with the polka dots on it is pretty much the most fabulous thing I have ever seen.

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    1. I got that at Ikea years ago, it is one of my favorites too.

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  7. This looks rich and flavorful...yum! I love many different soups but, if I had to pick a favorite it would be the ole chicken noodle soup...homemade noodles of course :)

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    1. I do love the classics too, especially with home made noodles.

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  8. Sans the onions, I would love that soup! Yep, my husband wouldn't touch that soup with a ten foot pole. That's okay, more for me!

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    1. you wouldn't even eat the onions all pureed?? ;)

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  9. Your soup looks so creamy and beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, it was very unique and tasty.

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  10. Lovely, and an extremely comforting picture of a soup!:)
    I'm never one for much soup during meals, but if I really need to pick, I think I love tomato and minestrone the best;)

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    1. My husband won't even eat soup, so at least you have a favorite :) Thanks for checking out my blog.

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  11. I try to eat something with curry at least once a week just cause I love it so much..and this is definitely going to need to make it into the rotation! Delicious!

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  12. Looks so comforting and delicious.

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  13. Oooh this sounds right up my alley! I think my favorite soup is chili, closely followed by tomato and really, anything with cream :)

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  14. It's so cold today in SF and looking at this soup make me want some. Looks very comforting and delicious! :-)

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