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October 2, 2009

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Bon jour, mes amis!

Wow, hard to believe September has come and passed. Time flies indeed.

The temperatures outside are getting cooler and the days are getting shorter and soup is on today’s menu! A flavorful, spicy, full-bodied, thick, creamy soup.


2 red bell peppers

1 yellow onion, diced

2 medium carrots, diced

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tbsp flour

1/3 tsp curry powder

1 tsp tomato paste

4 ½ c chicken broth

1 potato, peeled and cubed (1”)

1 tsp hot sauce

2 tbsp dill, chopped

¼ heavy cream

Olive oil


Start by roasting the peppers: Preheat the oven to 350. Wash and dry the peppers. Rub them with a little olive oil and place on a baking sheet.

Bake for 20-30 minutes, rotating occasionally. The skin has to be dark brown and blistered. Remove from oven.

When completely cooled, peel the skin off and remove seeds and ribs from the inside, and chop roughly.

Then: Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a soup pot and add the onion and carrots. Season and sauté 6-7 min. Add the garlic and cook one min. Then add the flour and cook another minute. Then add a few tbsp of the broth, curry and the tomato paste. Stir and add the rest of the broth, the potato and the peppers to the pot, cover with lid and bring to a boil. Then remove lid, turn heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes.

Then either puree in food processor or with an immersion blender. Add the cream, hot sauce and dill and voila! Serve with croutons.

Note to self:

-Next time I think I’ll use three peppers and no potato – it takes away from the richness of the peppers and makes the color paler.


Barbara Bakes said...

I love my immersion blender. It's so perfect for great soups like these!

Kate at Serendipity said...

This sounds delicious! It looks lighter than some roasted pepper soups--just the thing for a cool evening.

Lele said...

I wonder what the scientific explanation is for how magically more delicious red peppers become by roasting. I am looking forward to making this soup!

Olga said...

Sounds great! Especially the croutons.

Justin said...

i just made some soup for dinner... that's the nice thing about the weather getting cooler -- soup time.

Sasha said...

Agreed. I love it : )

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That soup must have a wonderful flavor!