Friday, May 4, 2012

Bell Pepper Soup with Sour Cream and Dill


This recipe is from Fine Cooking Magazine. This spicy, creamy soup is the perfect starter for a dinner party. Use red, yellow, or orange bell peppers to create this creamy soup.

Recipe Type: Soup, Potato, Sweet Bell Peppers
Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 65 min

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 large bell peppers (2 pounds), stem, ribs and seeds removed and discarded; flesh diced*
1 medium Yukon Gold potato (8 ounces), diced
1 small onion, roughly chopped (to yield 1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
Generous pinch red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups simmering vegetable or chicken stock (more if needed)
Sour cream or crème fraiche for garnish
4 small sprigs fresh dill weed
* Red bell peppers will give the brightest color, but yellow or orange ones are just as delicious. I do not recommend using green bell peppers.


In a cast-iron Dutch oven or a heavy stockpot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the peppers, potato, onion, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 1 hour. Remove from heat.

Transfer to a blender or food processor and puree in batches, or puree thoroughly with a hand immersion blender. Force the pulp through a coarse sieve or a food mill. Transfer to a saucepan and stir in the vegetable or chicken stock, adding a bit more if you like a thinner soup. Taste and adjust the seasonings.

Serve warm or cold, garnished with a dab of sour cream or creme fraiche and a sprig of dill.

Makes 4 servings (about 5 cups).

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