Nothing hits the spot during the long winter days like a good bowl of soup. Be sure to try out this award-winning recipe in your home today!

2012 Best Soup – Pineapple / Tomatillo / Habanero Soup

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The Smiling Moose, Chef Christopher “Locke” Cook


• 10 – 14 Tomatillos
• 1 Pineapple
• 2 Red Peppers
• 1 Habanero Pepper
• 1 Small White Onion
• 1 Garlic Clove
• 8 Fresh Basil Leaves
• 3 Cups Pineapple Juice
• 1 Tbsp Honey
• 2 tsp Kosher Salt
• 2 tsp Black Pepper
• Olive oil for cooking


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• Roast red peppers whole in oven. Let cool. Remove skin and seeds. Slice into strips.

• In large pot, sweat diced onion and garlic.

• Remove husks and stems from tomatillos. Clean them with warm water and coarsely chop. Remove skin and core from pineapple and coarsely chop. Chop basil leaves.

• Wearing gloves, dice habanero pepper. Save the seeds if you would like a spicier soup. Add roasted red pepper, pineapple, tomatillo, habanero and basil to pot. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until soft .

• Add pineapple juice and honey to pot. Let contents simmer for about a half hour. Puree and serve.

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Serves 6 – 8 people