Sunday, February 22, 2015
Soup for Supper? Absolutely! Brrr, it is cold here in Kansas and a nice hot soup that is thick and as smooth as velvet is just the ticket. I typically don't get very excited about cream or bisque soups, but this one is absolutely yummy. A bowl of this is perfect for family suppers yet stunning and impressive enough to serve dinner guests.
You can adjust the hot sauce to your taste, but it has a nice "after burn" to it as written. Serve it with grilled sandwiches made with my Pimento Cheese Spread or make a grown up grilled cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, provolone and bacon on ciabatta bread with a smidgen of mayo and yellow mustard) or simply serve it with some Ritz or your favorite crackers.
I won't lie, this recipe takes a bit of time to make, but I assure you that if you do make a batch, your tastebuds will be tickled pink. Besides, what's better than spending time in the kitchen on a cold winter day making a tummy warming soup?
Be on the lookout for bell peppers on sale. My local grocery occasionally has red bell peppers on sale 10/$10 and when that happens, you can guarantee that this will be on my weekly menu. As written, this recipe is perfect for one or two people. However, it is easily doubled, so don't hesitate to double it for a larger batch if you have more mouths to feed or want leftovers (trust me, you will).
I hope you enjoy this recipe and keep warm this winter!
- My career is in IT. Cooking and photography are among a few of my hobbies. In my spare time, which is most weekends I tie on my apron and exercise my creativity by trying new recipes and adapting them to my tastes. I also have a passion for photography that I incorporate by taking photographs to go along with the recipes I post on my blog. I also enjoy travel, both near and abroad. Meeting new people, new experiences and cultures and oh, not to mention the food! I hope you enjoy my blog.