Jb's red pepper soup

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 tablespoons Butter or margarine
4 mediums Red bell peppers -- seed,
\N \N Cut in strips
1½ cup Chicken stock
\N \N Salt
⅛ teaspoon Cayenne pepper -- to taste
\N \N Sour cream

1. In a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add peppers.

2. Cover; cook peppers over medium heat until tender, about 8 minutes.

3. Pour peppers and liquid into a food processor or blender (if you use a blender, you may have to process in 2 batches). Process 2 minutes.

4. Return soup to pan and add chicken stock. Season to taste with salt and cayenne pepper; heat until hot. 5. Serve soup with a dollop of sour cream on top, or thin sour cream with milk or water and swirl it into soup. Do not stir.

Makes 4 cups.

* Timesaver Tip: Soup can be prepared through step 4 up to 3 days ahead and stored, covered, in refrigerator. To serve, heat and complete step 5.

Microwave Version

1. In a 2-quart casserole, microwave butter on 100% power 30 to 45 seconds, to melt. Add pepper strips.

2. Cover and microwave on 100% power until tender, about 5 minutes.

Continue with step 3.

Recipe By : the California Culinary Academy File

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