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Slap-In-The-Face Avocado-Tomatillo Soup

Nothing subtle about this one, but what an appetite stimulant! Sharp, clean, smooth -- it's a real slap in the face of your dinner guests to prepare their palates for the coming meal.

Courses: Soup
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

3   Poblano chiles - skinned, seeded,
  And diced
3   Fully ripe avocados, preferably Hass - cut in chunks
  (reserving 1/2 of one avocado for garnish)
1 lb 454g / 16ozTomatillos - husked, rinsed,
  Cored, and quartered
4 cups 948mlCold water
3 tablespoons 45mlLime juice
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
  Reserved 1/2 avocado - in a fine dice

Recipe Instructions

The easiest way to skin the chiles is to broil them close to the heating element, turning with tongs, until they're charred all over -- then sticking them in a plastic bag for a couple minutes. When they're skinned, cut off the tops and scrape away all the seeds. Then chop finely.

Puree the chiles, avocados, and tomatillos in a blender, adding the water as needed to make into a smooth paste. Then add the remaining water, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

When ready to serve, ladle into bowls and sprinkle with the reserved avocado chunks.

Serve cold to 6 people as a first course.

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