california pizza kitchen sedona white corn tortilla soup Recipe
California Pizza Kitchen Sedona White Corn Tortilla Soup Source: California Pizza Kitchen
3 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 small corn tortillas, cut into 1-inch squares 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons minced onion 1 1/2 teaspoons minced jalapeno pepper 1 pound white corn kernels (2 cups) 1 1/2 pounds chopped ripe tomatoes 1/3 cup tomato paste 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 1/2 cups water 1 quart chicken stock
Garnishes 24 blue corn tortilla chips 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Over medium-high heat, fry tortilla squares in olive oil until they begin to crisp and turn a golden yellow. Add garlic, onion and jalapeno; cook 1 to 2 minutes, until onion becomes translucent. Add half the corn along with all other ingredients (except garnishes), reserving other half of corn to be added at the end. Bring the soup to a low, even boil. Boil for 5 minutes.
Remove soup from heat. Use a hand-held propeller blade processor to process in batches to the consistency of a course puree. You can also process in batches in a blender. Return the soup to the burner and add the reserved corn. Bring the soup to a boil once again being extremely careful to avoid scorching or burning the soup.
To serve, garnish with blue corn tortilla chips, cilantro and sharp Cheddar cheese.