Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tomato Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings

Chipotle-Tomato Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings
I found these recipes in this month's Hannaford fresh. I made the recipe without the Chipotle so that it was kid friendly - Pickle despises anything spicy.

Chipotle-Tomato Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients: Add ingredients to List

1 egg (Cornmeal Dumplings)
2 Tbsp. olive oil (Cornmeal Dumplings)
1/2 cup nonfat or low-fat buttermilk (Cornmeal Dumplings)
2 tsp. adobo sauce (from canned chipotles used to make the soup, found in the International aisle)(Cornmeal Dumplings)
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed (Cornmeal Dumplings)
1 cup yellow cornmeal (fine or medium) (Cornmeal Dumplings)
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (Cornmeal Dumplings)
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda (Cornmeal Dumplings)
1/8 tsp. salt (Cornmeal Dumplings)
1 Tbsp. olive oil (Chipotle-Tomato Soup)
2 cloves garlic, minced (Chipotle-Tomato Soup)
3 (28 oz.) cans peeled whole plum tomatoes (Chipotle-Tomato Soup)
1/2 chipotle chili in adobo, plus 2 tsp. sauce (Chipotle-Tomato Soup)
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper (Chipotle-Tomato Soup)
1/2 cup skim milk (Chipotle-Tomato Soup)
1/2 tsp. baking soda (Chipotle-Tomato Soup)
8 parsley sprigs (optional garnish)


1. Prepare the dumplings. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, oil, buttermilk, and adobo sauce. Stir in corn.
2. In another medium bowl, stir together cornmeal, flour, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and gently stir until just combined. Set aside.
3. Fill a large pot halfway with water and bring to a boil over high heat.
4. While the water for dumplings comes to a boil, prepare the soup. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat and add garlic. Saute just until fragrant, then stir in tomatoes (including juice), chipotle and adobo sauce, and black pepper. Using an immersion blender, puree mixture until smooth (or transfer mixture to a food processor or blender, puree, then return to the pot). Stir in milk and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat to keep warm while cooking dumplings.
5. When water for dumplings comes to a boil, make dumplings using 2 teaspoons - one to scoop the dough and the other to push the dough into the boiling water. Dumplings should be about the size of a golf ball - you should be able to make 18 to 22. Reduce heat to medium, so water is at a rolling boil; cover, and cook dumplings for 10 minutes. Do not overcrowd; cook in batches if needed. Dumplings are ready when they have about doubled in size and are slightly firm to the touch. Cut one in half - the center should be cooked through, not dense and doughy.
6. Use a slotted spoon to divide dumplings among 8 bowls. Stir baking soda into soup; then, ladle soup into the bowls and garnish with parsley sprigs if desired.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, January - February 2013


No comments: