Southwest Tortellini Chowder

Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:48 am

This is a soup which Dan and I enjoy. Preparation is quick and easy.

3 (10 1/2-oz.) cans condensed chicken broth
1 1/2 cups mild chunky-style salsa or picante
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 (9-oz.) pkg. refrigerated meat-filled or cheese-filled tortellini
2 cups frozen cut broccoli (from 1-lb.pkg.)
1 cup frozen corn (from 1-lb. pkg)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1 (5-oz.) can evaporated milk
Dash salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

In Dutch oven or large saucepan, combine broth, salsa and orange peel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 3 minutes.
Stir in tortellini and vegetables; cook over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until tortellini and vegetables are tender.
Stir in milk and salt; cook 1 to 2 minutes or just until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. DO NOT BOIL. Top each serving of chowder with cilantro. Serve immediately and enjoy. Janie

Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:51 pm

Janie

Your Chowder sound really good. I am going shoping tonight for some tortellini and will sample it this weekend.

I love chowder. :)

Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:05 pm

Janie:

I made your Southwestern Tortellini Chowder tonight and it was a hit with the whole family. :!: :D It is easy and fast to prepare. Thank you :!: :D

I used a fresh homemade chicken broth and my own salsa, of course. I served it with fresh homemade baker style corn bread. It was an excellent pairing. Rudi had two bowls. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Do you have any other great recipes :?: I am trying to decide which one to submit next. Any ideas :?: :idea: :?: Anyone?

Everyone, I would highly recommend this recipe. It is a keeper.

Emilie

Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:11 pm

Yall think Rudi robbed the cradle? I do!

Bill

Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:10 pm

QUESTION?

WHAT IS CILANTRO? NEVER HEARD OF IT. I AM OFF OF WORK RIGHT NOW AND WOULD LIKE TO TRY SOME NEW RECIPES AND THIS SOUNDS VERY GOOD, HOWEVER HAVE "NO" IDEA WHAT THIS IS. ANOTHER QUESTION: THE ORANGE PEEL, YOU JUST GRATE IT VERY FINE AND ADD IT?

THANKS MARY :D [/b]

Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:19 pm

Oh my! Maybe you are too far north. Check these references:

http://www.mccormick.com/content.cfm?id=8216

http://www.sallys-place.com/food/columns/gilbert/cilantro.htm

Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:51 pm

I have Cilantro growing wild around my place and boy does it put out a stink when you mow it. 8)

Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:14 am

Jim Becker wrote:Oh my! Maybe you are too far north. Check these references:



Jim :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: What can I say :?: but that's why I love her. :wink:

Mrs. England, that DOOOO sound good! Hummmm, you all might make us cooks afterall.

I can see the headlines now, "McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy's, Stocks and earnings takes a drastic fall, blame is being placed on FarmallCub.com's "Better Half Forum"" :lol:

John

Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:58 am

John: The recipe calls for cilantro. However, Dan and I do not care for it so I don't use it. It is an excellent dish without cilantro. Janie

Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:04 am

John: I failed to answer your second question. Yes, adding some finely grated orange peel adds zest to the flavor. Hope you enjoy it. Janie

Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:55 am

thanks for all your help. Now I know what it is! Johnnie is so funny. Guess I really don't cook to much! Well things are about to change lol

Mary :D