Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tango Verde Immune Boosting Soup!

When the winds of fall start to blow, the humble bowl of soup starts to take center stage on many a menu. A couple of years back our neighbor Melissa gave is a recipe for what she called Immune Boosting Soup. That first batch was a very tasty soup indeed, and it surely did take the chill off a dark autumn evening. 
This particular version of Immune Booting Soup gets a little spiced up thanks to the addition of our very own Tango Verde Green Chili Powder. The combination of Jalapeño & Habenero powders in Tango Verde will give this soup a nice kick. After a bowl of this you will definitely be feeling the warmth flowing throughout your entire self.
Of course, adding more of the Tango Verde will always be a heart warming option.

Tango Verde Immune Boosting Soup

2 TBS Olive Oil
1 Cup Chopped Carrots
4 Garlic Cloves / crushed
1 Inch Ginger Root / peeled and minced fine
2 Leeks / washed & chopped fine
3 Shitake Mushrooms / chopped

5 Cups Hot Water
5 Asparagus Stalks / chopped
1 tsp Tango Spice Tango Verde* (or more)

2 TBS White Miso

Heat olive oil over medium high heat until it shimmers.
Add the carrots and sauté for 1 minute.
Add garlic, ginger & leeks, sauté for 3 minutes.
Add shitake, sauté for one minute. 
Add water and bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer on medium low for 10 to 15 minutes.
Put miso in a small bowl, ladle out one cup of broth, add to bowl and stir to dissolve miso.
Add miso mixture to soup and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
Right before serving, garnish with fresh cilantro or basil.

*Tango Spice's Hot 2 Trot or Southwest Sunset blends also work great in this recipe.


One more thing that we have enjoyed about this soup is that it works excellent as a base for heartier, meatier soups. Simply by adding any left over pulled pork, smoked brisket, grilled chicken or bbq rib meat, you have a soup that can also please the meat eaters at the table.

Please let me know if you decide to try this recipe.

Gather The Ingredients

Dice Them Nice & Small

Enjoy Some Healthy & Spicy Soup

As Always, Thank You For Reading!

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