Tomato Garbanzo Soup with Charred Shrimp and Cilantro

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Chef Caitlin Mateo
Square 1682

Serves 4-6



  1. Heat a large pot, add the cooking oil onion, and garlic. Cook until onion is tender. Add the jalapeño, bell peppers, and the tomatoes. Season with salt, and cook until the vegetable become tender. Add cumin, curry powder, chicken stock, coconut milk, cilantro, and lime juice. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
  2. In a blender, puree the soup until smooth in small batches. I find that adding a few teaspoons of oil while pureeing the soup gives a nice and silky texture. Hold the soup hot and prepare your shrimp.
  3. Lightly oil and season the raw shrimp with salt and cracked black pepper.
  4. Cook over high heat on an open fire grill to get a nice smoky flavor.
  5. Ladle the soup into individual bowls adding your desired amount of shrimp and drained chickpeas.
  6. Garnish with whole cilantro.