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Plantain Garlic Soup

Plantain Garlic Soup recipe
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Soy de Ecuador, en mi casa le llamamos "sango". Una variación deliciosa es no poner el queso, sino hervir una libra de camarones de preferencia con cáscaras, escurrirlos, y...read more
posted by
MarthyR
on 9/30/2007
time
prep:
15 min
total:
35 min
servings
total:
Makes 8 servings, 1 cup each.
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What You Need

2-1/2
qt.  (10 cups) water
2
lb.   green plantains, ends trimmed, peeled
2
cloves  garlic, minced
2-1/2
cups  milk
1
tsp.  salt
1-1/2
cups  KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2
cup  BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1/2
cup   chopped cilantro

Make It

BRING water to boil in large saucepan. Add plantains; cover. Cook 15 min. Drain plantains, reserving 1-1/4 qt. (5 cups) of the cooking water.

CUT plantains into 2-inch chunks; place in food processor or blender container. Add garlic and the reserved cooking water; cover. Process until smooth.

RETURN plantain mixture to saucepan. Add milk and salt; mix well. Bring to boil, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese and sour cream; cook until cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with the cilantro.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad and a whole wheat roll.
Food Facts
This soup is a favorite in southern Ecuador, where it is often made with less milk and served with rice. Be sure to use a non-aluminum pot or spoon when preparing this soup since the aluminum utensils can cause the soup to discolor.
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