Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Corn Avocado Soup with Cheesy Toasts

From Every Day with Rachael Ray August 2007

4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
1 jalapeno chile, seeded
4 avocados, halved and peeled
Grated peel of 1 lime and juice of 3 limes
3/4 C cilantro leaves
salt and pepper
3 C chicken broth
2 C fresh corn kernels (from 2 ears) or one 10oz box of frozen corn, thawed and patted dry
1/2 baguette, sliced on an angle and toasted
4oz feta or queso fresco cheese, sliced

Using a food processor, finely chop 2 cloves garlic and the jalapeno. Add the avocados, lime peel, lime juice and 1/2 cup cilantro leaves; season to taste with salt and pepper. Process until just combined. With the machine on, slowly pour in the chicken broth until smooth. If the soup is too thick, slowly add up to 1 cup water.
In a small nonstick skillet, toast the corn kernels over medium heat, stirring, until lightly browned. Season with salt and let cool. Stir 1 1/2 cups corn kernels into the soup.
Preheat the broiler. Rub 1 side of each toast with the remaining 2 cloves garlic and top with a slice of cheese. Broil the toasts until the cheese is softened.
Top the soup with the remaining 1/2 cup corn kernels and the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro. Serve with the toasts.

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