Monday, December 28, 2009
Roasted Red Pepper Soup for a Wintry Day
On a recent snowy and icy Pittsburgh December day, Spicy Food Guy cooked up a terrific roasted red pepper soup from a Giada De Laurentis recipe on Foodnetwork.com.
SFG is attaching her picture here so we can all be reminded of sandy beaches and warm sunshine.
To get her full recipe, click on this link:
Now here are some additional hints from your local neighborhood Spicy Food Guy:
Double the garlic, add a can of tomato paste; these additions will add a nice depth of flavor. Also, add a teaspoon of onion powder and a half teaspoon of garlic powder. Instead of a regular blender, puree the soup with an immersion hand blender. Why? Because it's a way funner kitchen toy than a blender. The hand blender is basically the kitchen equivalent of a vibrator, so using it brings a naughty sort of sexual connotation not often found in soup preparation.
But Spicy Food Guy sooooo digresses.
Spring for the mascarpone cheese (as the recipe calls for) because it has the correct consistency and flavor to marry with the pureed soup.
The soup is excellent, but not as hearty as SFG's version of creamy chicken green chile soup. Serve the red pepper soup with warm garlic bread.
Fabulous for a winter day.
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