Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday Soup Night

I belong to a group on Facebook called Facebook Foodies. We've decided to do some theme nights and tonight was Tuesday Soup Night. I saw a recipe in the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle called 3 Cs Canellini Beans with Chiles, Chicken and Corn. Here the link http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/07/FDN81LDEBT.DTL.

It looked delicious and has some of my favorite ingredients in it, chicken thighs, corn, garlic, onions, cumin and oregano. I didn't get to the store yesterday so I used canned beans. It was delicious.

3-Cs Canellini Beans With Chiles, Chicken & Corn my way

3 14 ounce cans of canellini beans, drained and rinsed
~1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small red onion, finely chopped
4 large garlic cloves, peeled, cored and pressed
2 large pinches ground cumin
3 tablespoons dry Sherry 
3 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon oregano
2 bay leaves
1 large Anaheim chile, roasted and chopped
1 ear of corn, (see note)
squeeze of lime juice, to taste
Asian fish sauce, optional to taste

Cut chicken into bite-size pieces; season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat and quickly brown all over. Transfer to a plate.

Add onion to pot, with a little more oil if needed; cook until softened. Add garlic, cook briefly until aromatic, then add cumin, stirring. Add sherry, chicken broth, beans, oregano and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer and add the reserved chicken to finish cooking with the chiles and the corn kernels. Continue to simmer for about 30 minutes.  Taste and add some white wine or water if more liquid is needed. Season to taste with salt, pepper, lime juice and fish sauce.

This note is from the Chronicle and worked well: Remove all but the most innermost leaves from the corn. Microwave the corn at high for 1-2 minutes. This makes it easy to remove the silk and cut the kernels from the cob.

Mike and I had some warm whole wheat bread and butter with the soup. He was raving and had seconds.  I had a glass (or two) of Chardonnay which was delicious with the soup and cut some of the heat. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Ahh, soup night. My mom has been talking about this all week! :) This soup sounds delicious, by the way