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Roasted Red Pepper Cream Soup

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“A delicious blend of roasted red peppers, onion, garlic, basil and light cream. This can also be made with jarred roasted red peppers, but definitely worth the effort to roast them.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Roast peppers: Turn burner to high.
  2. Impale a red pepper on a long-handled fork and hold over high heat, turning to char skin evenly.
  3. When skin is brown and crackly, immediately plunge pepper in a bowl of ice water; the skin will fall away.
  4. Repeat with remaining peppers.
  5. Seed peppers and chop coarsely.
  6. Alternatively, broil peppers in a preheated broiler 4 inches from element, turning to char all sides evenly.
  7. Combine oil, onions, garlic, basil, salt, cayenne, 3 turns of pepper and roasted peppers in a medium saucepan.
  8. Cook 3 minutes over high heat.
  9. Stir in stock and 1/4 cup cream and bring to a boil.
  10. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
  11. Purée red pepper mixture in food processor or with a hand blender until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  12. Return red pepper soup to pan with remaining cream and heat on medium-low heat before serving, garnished with basil chiffonade.

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