Friday, 14 April 2017

Red Pepper Soup



A chilly wind blowing so I was more than happy to stay indoors (after the daily cycle) and cook soup this morning.  Earlier in the week I had bought some large, ripe red peppers (capsicums) so I decided to do a tomato and red pepper soup. 
 
Grill the peppers first until the skin blackens, peel them, dice and add to sautéed onion and garlic.  Chuck in a tin of tomatoes, some stock, simmer for fifteen minutes, add a touch of sugar and lemon juice, give it all a quick whizz and hey presto a tasty, velvety soup.

I served it with some chopped rosemary and grated lemon zest sprinkled on top.  It was supposed to last for two days. 





19 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious! I must try it, Sue. Is it chilli hot, because my husband will love it! Weather forecast for tomorrow is rain; perfect for soup.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I used the large, bell peppers that are sweet but not hot.

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    2. Thank you, I will try it out tomorrow x

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  2. I hope that Paul liked it. It must be nice to be married to Nigella Lawson's doppelganger.

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    1. Well it was supposed to last two days but what can I say, yum.

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    2. I guess you could say "I'm a greedy bugger".

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  3. Looks and sounds delicious. When (or if) I ever get back into cooking again I shall try this.

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    1. I often make soup when I am sad; I find a comfort in the activity of simple cooking.

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  4. I would love this soup but red bell peppers are so expensive here it would be mostly tomato! I am going to try to grow my own this summer.

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    1. We always grow them although they take quite a long time to ripen over here.

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  5. As we have soup at lunchtime every day, I'm always looking for new recipes. My first thought was that it's made from two of my favourite things, so MUST be good.

    I've put a short film on my page today which you may enjoy.

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    1. I couldn't resist the bell peppers when I saw them, they are twice the size of the ones in the UK and so much sweeter.

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  6. Happy Easter to you, Paul and your family.
    Greetings Maria x

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