Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh gingerroot, minced
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 2 large plantains, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 Cup California raisins
  • 21/2 Cups water
  • 1/4 Cup dark rum
  • 1/2 Teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1/4 Teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 11/2 Cups milk

Procedure

In a saucepan, over medium heat, gently melt butter. Add ginger and shallots; sauté for about 5 minutes. Add plantains, raisins and water; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; add rum, seasonings, and milk. Mix well, bring to boil; remove from heat. Pour soup into blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately or reheat to serve.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 230 (Calories from Fat 21%); Total Fat 6 ( Saturated Fat 3; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 15; Sodium 180; Potassium 558; Total Carbohydrate 39; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 21; Protein 4; Calcium 91; Iron 1;

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