Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mmmmmmmm... soup...

Even though it was almost 9 by the time I got home from work and gassing up the car last night (and I was still feeling low-energy from the cold), I went ahead and made the creamy red pepper soup.

And I am really glad I did.

This is a great soup because it is quite easy and can be made vegetarian with no trouble at all. And despite the name, it is dairy-free except the mascarpone cheese garnish.

I swapped the chicken broth for veggie broth.

I also skipped the crouton and mascarpone cheese this time. I have had it in there before and it is great. But I save those extra touches for company.

Because this is a great dinner party soup.

For myself, if I want extra creaminess I will stir a bit of sour cream into my bowl of soup. If not, the soup is still very tasty.

I messed up this time and only bought half the amount of peppers called for, but the soup is still good. I think I just taste the carrot more than normal. Which is fine, I love carrots.

Oh, with the peppers, make sure you get the kind packed in water, not vinegar.

I also decided to try freezing it and see how it does after that. Some things don't reheat well from a freeze.

This soup was not one of those things. I just had some for my lunch and it was fabulous.
So if you make some, make extra.

This is a nice alternative to tomato soup and would be great with a side of grilled cheese sandwich or a little salad.

Sorry no pictures. By the time I thought about it last night I had eaten my bowl and packed up the leftovers for freezing.


Vicki said...

Please post the recipe ... sounds too yummy not to share.

Jill said...

Click on where it says "creamy red pepper soup" in the first graf and it should open a link to the Food Network site with that recipe.
It's a Giada dish.

Vicki said...

Yeah, duh, I saw that. Thanks.