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Char chilies on egg direct heat, over gas flame or in broiler until blackened on all sides.
Enclose in paper bag. Let stand 10 minutes to steam.
Peel, seed and chop poblano chilies.
Melt butter in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.
Add onion and garlic; sauté until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
Add chilies and sauté 1 minute.
Add stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until chilies are very tender, about 10 minutes.
Mix in cilantro, parsley and mint.
Working in batches, puree soup in blender. Return soup to pot.
Mix in 1/4 cup cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Add more cream if soup is very spicy.
(Can be made 1 day ahead. Chill uncovered until cold, then cover and chill. Bring to simmer before serving.)
Number of Servings: 6
Time to Prepare: