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Decided to revisit South American flavors for this challenge cook. Came up with Locro de Papa - a South American Potato and Cheese Soup. 
 

Most of the ingredients are photo’d below. Some cream and milk are missing - as is some garlic. 
 

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Fired up the KK for this cook. Was burning hotter on the left. Used that to my advantage. Sautéd my onion in some olive oil. 
 

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Added diced up potatoes a few minutes later. 
 

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Sautéed those a bit to get them started and then cleared an area in my pan to cook off my Aji Amarillo, garlic, oregano, Chile Flake concoction I made. 
 

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Let that paste fry up a bit and then mixed it in prior to consolidating with the potatoes and onions. 
 

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Added my veggie broth and let it go awhile to get the potatoes cooked.  Scooted my pot over to the right a bit at this point for a more gentle heat since I was cooking direct. 
 

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Then added my green beans. This was an impromptu addition. Realized I had some leftover fresh green beans in the fridge and decided to add them. 
 

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A bit later and I added my corn. And shortly after that my peas. 
 

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Once that came back up to a simmer, I added in my diced Queso Fresco. 
 

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Then again let it come back to a simmer. 
 

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Last step was to add some cream and milk. 
 

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Brought it in to get ready to serve. 
 

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And dished up a big bowl.

 

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This was really good. The Queso fresco didn’t completely melt into the soup, so there were bits of cheese throughout. And the Aji Amarillo gave a nice, warm burn that was pleasant and not too hot.  Definitely a little different from the usual flavors, but extremely good and not too heavy. 

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4 hours ago, In2Fish said:

and I thought I had a late entry...   Great look cook Kismet!

 

Thanks, @In2Fish!  Somewhat inspired by your South of the Border Challenge awhile back.  

 

Was glad to see I wasn't the only last minute entry.  I even made myself a little nervous on this one.  Didn't light a grill until about 5 p.m. and then didn't really get excited about getting it settled in and up to temp too quick.  Then realized it was getting late and I better get after it.  :)

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Golf Griller said:

Great looking soup. I would like to compare the heat in your soup to the heat in my entry.

 

The Aji Amarillo is a different heat than I am used too.  Not too sharp and doesn't get you right away or in any one particular spot.  A nice intense overall warmth is the best I can come up with to describe it.  

 

But I don't think there is anything that can beat a good bowl of green chile....  that's one of my all-time favorites. 

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4 minutes ago, KismetKamado said:

Somewhat inspired by your South of the Border Challenge awhile back.

 

I was thinking about a Peruvian style soup/stew, but really wanted to keep working on the tomato soup idea. which i'm glad I did.   I thinking thinking about the soup entry i made as a Thanksgiving soup, the only problem is it's hard to find good/fresh romas this late in the year

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