Apple Coconut Chowder

Course : Chowders
Serves: 1
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2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups finely chopped onions
3 medium pippen or granny smith apples -- about 1lb.
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
2 1/2 cups chicken broth -- preferably homemade
1/2 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk -- well stirred, light coconut milk -- or half-and-half
1 tablespoons sugar -- or to taste
1 teaspoon salt and freshly ground white pepper

Preparation / Directions:

How to Prepare: 1. Melt the butter in a large soup pot and saute the onions over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until soft, about 5 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, peel, core, and slice the apples into eighths. Place in a bowl and toss with the lemon juice to prevent discoloration. 3. Add the apples to the onions, cover, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is slightly mushy, about 5 minutes. 4. Add the chicken broth, 1 cup water, the coconut milk, and the sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, partially covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in limezest. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. 5. Ladle the soup into warmed bowls. Garnish with the lime zest if desired, and serve hot.


Nutritional Information:

495 Calories (kcal); 27g Total Fat; (46% calories from fat); 17g Protein; 52g Carbohydrate; 62mg Cholesterol; 1923mg Sodium

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