Another dose of Soup Can Make You Thin today. I did a post on the book a few days ago, you can view here and as promised here is another review of a recipe from the book.
Roasted Tomato, Red Pepper and Chorizo SoupServes 4
1 Red Onion, unpeeled and quartered
2 Long sweet red petters, de-seeded and halved lenthways
2 Garlic cloves, unpeeled
500ml Chicken stock
400g can red kidney/cannellini beans, drainsed and rinsed
100g Chorizo or smoked sausage, cut into bite-sized chunks I used Chorizo
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and Pepper
15g Fresh basic or parsley leaves, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4
- Put onions, peppers, tomatoes and garlic in a large bowl, drizzle in a little oil and stir well before arranging the vegetables on a baking sheet, cut side down. I had a jar of roasted peppers in my cupboard so I only used 1 pepper, as you can see below
- Roast for 15-20 minutes or until the onions are cooked through (should look all toasted and yummy like below)
- Remove the skins from the onions and peppers and the skin and seeds from the tomatoes. Placing the peppers in a plastic bag for 5 minutes makes the peeling very quick and easy
- Chop half the vegetables into small chunks and set aside ( I decided to blend all of the soup so at the next stage just blend all together, if you wish to keep half chunky then follow as below)
- Put the rest of the vegetables into a food processor or blender with garlic squeezed from its skin and the stock
- Process until smooth then transfer to a soup soup with the chopped vegetables you put aside
- Bring the soup slowly to the boil, making sure to stir to stop it catching on the bottom of your pan
- Add the beans, chorizo or smoked sausage and balsamic vinegar, reduce the hear, cover and gently simmer for 10 minutes.
- Season to taste and add in the basil or parsley
That's it! This is me enjoying for lunch with a little yummy brown bread.
This is one of the easiest soups I have ever made. Some soups require a bit of time and slow cooking etc but this is a really quick fast full of flavour soup that delivers what I want in soup in no time at all. I am not the biggest lover of tomato soup, or anything tomato actually so I took a bit of a risk making this but the risk paid off. This soup was absolutely delicious and I can't wait to whip up another batch soon.