Fiesta Cheesy Corn Soup w/ Banana Bread
Ready in 25 Minutes | Vegetarian
IN YOUR BOX
local corn (Heart & Soul)
diced poblano and serrano chilies
mirepoix (carrot, celery, onion)
roasted minced garlic
organic vegetable broth concentrate
organic whipping cream
local cheddar cheese (Jisa’s Farmstead Cheese)
local banana bread (Smart Cookies)
local honey (Jordy’s)
croutons (Happy Food Co.)
FROM YOUR KITCHEN
paring knife and cutting board
large stockpot with lid
4-cup liquid measuring cup
small microwave-safe bowl
salt and pepper
1. SAUTÉ THE CORN, CHILIES & VEGGIES
SAUTÉ corn on high heat in large stockpot until kernels are charred, about 5 minutes.
ADD 10 butter balls to corn and melt, reducing heat to medium.
ADD poblano and serrano chilies and mirepoix. Reduce heat to medium-low. Season with salt and pepper and cover with lid. Sauté until mirepoix softens, about 5 minutes.
(★ What’s mirepoix? See note below.)
ADD garlic and sauté until just fragrant, about 1 more minute.
★ Mire-Whaaaaa? That’s mirepoix, pronounced “meer-pwah.” This is a fancy French word for diced veggies (typically carrot, celery and onion) that add a base layer of flavor. Mirepoix is typically cooked over gentle heat to sweeten and soften the dish.
2. ADD THE BROTH & CHEESE
MIX the vegetable broth concentrate with 3 cups hot water in a liquid measuring cup. Add to stockpot and stir to combine.
ADD whipping cream, manchego cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir to combine and bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
RE-SEASON to taste with salt and pepper.
3. MAKE HONEY BUTTER, SERVE & ENJOY!
HEAT remaining butter in small microwave-safe bowl till soft and add desired amount of honey. Mix well.
WARM banana bread in microwave and cut into slices on cutting board. (Take banana bread out of pan before microwaving!)
SERVE soup with croutons, if desired, along with the banana bread slices and honey butter.
★TIP: Please recycle your dinner kit packaging. Our containers are made of plant-based materials and can be composted.
Wine: Columbia Winery Chardonnay (Columbia Valley)
This Chardonnay has vibrant aromas and flavors of juicy pears, apples and subtle notes of tropical fruits. Hints of sweet vanilla and oak are complemented by a bright acidity.
Beer: Boulevard KC Pils
This full-flavored American lager is 100% malt and unpasteurized with real hop character. It’s the taste of tradition.
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At Happy Food Co., we source our ingredients from the finest local and regional suppliers so you can feel great about what you’re putting on the table.
We know that eating well is important to you, and we’re delighted to be part of your evening dinner. Hope you enjoy this meal as much as we loved designing it for you.
— Chef K
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