1 poblano chiles or 1
green bell pepper
corn kernels, fresh
( or frozen and thawed)
( or dried)
1 -2 tablespoon
pure chile powder
lime, cut into 4 wedges
- Place a comal (Mexican griddle used for cooking tortillas) or a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pepper, onions and garlic. Roast turning occasionally, until nicely browned.
- As they brown, transfer to a plate to cool. The garlic will take 3-4 minutes and the pepper and onions will take 6-8 minutes.
- Using plastic gloves, scrape as much skin off the pepper as you can.
- Finely chop the pepper, onions and garlic.
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the peppers, onions, garlic, corn 2 sprigs of epazote, the bay leaf and stock or broth. Bring to a simmer.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low and gently simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the corn is soft. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
- Puree the soup in a blender; return it to the pan. Stir in the cilantro and cook for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.
- Ladle the soup into serving bowls and garnish each with a sprig or sprinkling of epazote and a sprinkling of chili powder.
- Serve each with a lime wedge for squeezing into the soup.