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3FG Citrus Tortilla Soup

This recipe was brought to you by Dan Clapson of Higher Ground Café, Calgary, Alberta, and with beer. I do enjoy experimenting in the. kitchen, and I am very happy that this beer-inspired soup turned out so well. This soup can be served hot, or cold. Just chill it & blend it to serve 'gazpacho' style.

Finely chop the onion and garlic, then place in a pot on medium heat with some olive oil. Once the onions soften add in the Steam Whistle. Let the mixture come to a boil then let simmer away until it reduces by half.

While it's reducing, chop up your jalapeno peppers (if you remove the seeds you'll get less heat from the peppers), tomatoes, & zest both the lemons.

When it's reduced by half add in the chopped veggies, lemon zest, juice from the lemons & limes, chicken (or veggie) stock, chili powder, and salt & pepper (to taste). Let the soup come to a boil again, then simmer on low on the stove for 20 minutes so all the flavours have a chance to intermingle.

Right before you serve the soup throw in some chopped cilantro, then top with some tortilla chips & sour cream to balance out the heat! Enjoy!

Serves 3-4
Total cook time...35 min


  • 1 Steam Whistle Pilsner
  • 1 carton (chicken stock…or veggie stock if you want to keep it vegetarian)
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (1=not spicy 3=pretty damn’s up to you)
  • 2 (ripe) tomatoes
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Tortilla Chips & Sour Cream (for garnish)
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes