Monday, May 2, 2011

Mesa Grill's Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Creme Fraiche

This recipe came from the Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay's restaurants in New York, Las Vegas and Paradise Cove in the Bahamas. In the comment section on the Food Network website, where the recipe is listed, commenters had trouble finding chipotle puree. I thought he meant the sauce that canned chipotles come in, which is what I used, but a commenter said he used this and it had a different flavor than the soup he had in the restaurant (which was so wonderful he was trying to replicate it). Others tried pureeing chipotles or chipotle powder. Many also commented that it was too spicy or too thin. Mine was warm, but not too hot, prompting Andrew to comment "wow, this has a little kick." The consistency was perfect, too. I would definately try it again, if I didn't have 50 other pumpkin soup recipes to try.

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