Polenta soup

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Olive oil
1 medium Size onion; finely chopped
2 \N Cloves garlic; minced
2 cups Italian plum tomatoes; chopped
6 cups Chicken broth or water
10 ounces Package frozen corn kernels; thawed
4 ounces Can chopped green chilies
½ cup Coarse yellow cornmeal
¼ cup Fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon Lime juice; (up to 2)
½ cup Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
½ cup Finely diced green bell pepper
\N \N Salt and pepper

COOKING MONDAY TO FRIDAY SHOW # MF6630 Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, tomatoes, broth, corn and chilies.

Bring the liquid to a simmer then cover the pan and cook gently over low heat for 15 minutes. Meanwhile rinse and mince the cilantro.

While whisking constantly, slowly drizzle the cornmeal into the simmering soup, Simmer gently uncovered until thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir the bottom on occasion to make sure the cornmeal isn't sticking.

Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper. Right before serving stir in the lime juice. Portion out and garnish if you wish with cheddar cheese, cilantro and chopped green bell pepper.

Yield: 4 servings

VARIATION -You can enrich it with cubed smoked ham or roasted pork Posted to recipelu-digest by molony <molony@...> on Mar 09, 1998

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