California Pizza Kitchen is my all time favorite restaurant. I just love everything about it right from the decor to the food. My fav pizza there is the Tostada. Everytime I walk in, I will say to my family that "Today I will order something else other than a tostada" and then order the Tostada breaking all the rules!! I just love that pizza.
We go there almost 5 to 6 times a year!
This is a soup from that restaurant. I have this recipe book, with some of the recipes from CPK.I made this for a party so I tripled the ingredients, tasted great!
Some people found the soup to be spicy so you can tone down the jalapenos if you don't want it to be that spicy!!
California Pizza Kitchen Sedona White Corn Tortilla Soup
Yield: 6 Servings
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 1/2 seven-inch Corn Tortillas cut into 1" squares
1 1/2 Tbsp. minced fresh Garlic
2 Tbsp. minced White Onion
1 1/2 ts minced Jalapeno Pepper
1 lb. White Corn kernels
1 1/2 lbs. chopped; ripe red -Tomatoes
1/3 c Tomato Paste
2 1/2 ts ground Cumin
1 Tbsp Kosher salt
1/8 ts ground White Pepper
1/2 ts Chili Powder
1 1/2 c Water
1 qt vegetable stock
24 blue corn tortilla chips -(optional garnish)
2 c shredded cheddar cheese -(optional)
1/2 c chopped fresh cilantro -(optional)
--->Over medium-high heat, fry tortilla squares in olive oil until they beginto crisp and turn a golden yellow.
--->Add garlic, onion and jalapeno; cook 1to 2 minutes, until onion becomes translucent.
--->Add half the corn along withall other ingredients (except garnishes), reserving other half of corn tobe added atthe end. Bring the soup to a low, even boil.
--->Boil for 5 minutes.Remove soup from heat.
--->Use a hand blender to process in batches to the consistency of coarse puree
If you dont have a hand blender, just put it in your food processor or mixer and make puree in batches.
--->Add the reserved corn to the puree
--->Bring the soup toa boil once again being extremely careful to avoid scorching or burning thesoup.
--->Serve, garnished with blue corn tortilla chips, cilantro and sharp cheddar cheese.
I also added some chopped green onions to it. Tasted Yummy!!!!
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