Sunday, March 29

Soup on Sunday: Roasted Red Pepper


Sorry for the late post today! We awoke to a glorious sunny morning, a rare occasion in Scotland (sort of) and went out for a long family walk and early lunch. Instead of making soup today, I was treated to a wonderful steaming bowl of roasted red pepper soup at one of our favorite dog friendly pubs.

I’ve had a copy of Giada De Laurentiis’ Creamy Red Pepper soup in my files for a while and thought today was a great day to share it with all of you! Enjoy!

4 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
6 cups chicken broth
2 (12-ounce) jars roasted red bell peppers preserved in water, drained
1 russet potato, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
16 (3/4-inch thick) baguette slices, cut into 1/2 to 3/4-inch cubes
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese

Directions

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, carrots, garlic, and thyme and saute until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the broth, bell peppers, potato, wine, and sugar. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Decrease the heat to medium-low. Partially cover and simmer until the potatoes are very tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Cool the soup slightly.

Using an immersion hand blender, puree the soup in the pot until it is smooth. Alternately, working in batches, puree the soup in a regular blender, taking care while blending warm liquids. Season the soup, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the bread cubes and saute until they are crisp and golden, about 8 minutes.

Ladle the soup into bowls. Dollop a tablespoon of mascarpone in the center of each bowl and top with croutons. Sprinkle with pepper and serve.

Serves 4 - 6

8 comments:

*moggit girls said...

YUMM-O!

P.S. Great blog - LOVE your header!

Joy and Janet

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you Joy and Janet! I have the lovely Patricia van Essche to thank for my fabulous header!!! http://www.pvedesign.com/

vicki archer said...

That soup sounds delicious but decidedly wicked with the mascapone! xv

Mariafer said...

Your blog is awesome!!

Renae said...

Oh my goodness....that sounds so yummy. Have a great time enjoying the sunshine.
Blessings...

kathleen said...

Now, that looks very scrumptious. Nice photo of the peppers, too.

Leslie Rowlands said...

Soup is on!
I am bookmarking this one ..sounds great!
la maison fou blog

SIDD said...

I know what's for dinner tonight.