Roasted Red Pepper & Carrot Soup!
Awwww yeah, I made this last night and friggen loved it. It’s also really good for you and low in calories so if you are trying to de-lardify, like I am, it’s a great recipe.
Here it is. Make it, then eat it, then feel doubly satisfied.
- Olive Oil
- 3 big red peppers
- 2 big, phallic carrots
- 3/4 of a sweet onion
- Big tablespoon of minced garlic
- Herbs de Provence
- Salt and Pepper
- Parsley & Thyme
- Box of Chicken or Vegetable Soup Stock (500 ml? I think that’s how big they are…)
- Tablespoon of Light Feta Cheese
Step One: Roast the Peppers
This is easier than you think it is – basically you chop the pepper in half, take out the inside seeds and stuff, then put them on a baking sheet and kind of smash them a little bit to make them flat. Then broil them until the skin starts to go all gross and black and blistery (about 10 or 15 minutes). Take them out of the oven then put them in a pot with an airtight lid immediately, because you have to take the gross slimy skin off and you want them to steam all up then the skin will peel off.
Leave them in there for about 10 minutes then peel the skin off. It’s gross and slimy. Like, really.
Step Two: Sautee the non-pepper stuff
Chop up the onion and carrots and throw them in a pan with the herbs and all that junk (basically everything but the peppers, feta, and stock), and saute them until the onions start to go all floppy. Then throw the peppers in. Then throw the soup stock in.
Step Three: Simmer and Pulverize
You bring everything to a boil then let it simmer for a while. Basically until the carrot chunks start to get all soft and you can mash them with your fork. ADD SALT. SALT MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER (except your health).
Then you have to puree it all up. IMPORTANT NOTE: I highly recommend getting one of those hand-held blender things, because I put my soup in an old-fashioned blender while it was like, PIPING hot, which is a *really* stupid idea, because all the steam creates some kind of explosion vortex and then the hot, hot soup explodes out of the blender and into your delicate eyeballs.
Regardless, I was able to puree it slightly, despite my permanently destroyed eyeballs. If I had a hand-blender, I would have made it much less chunky.
Step Four: Add the Delicious Cheese
Then, put your crumbled feta cheese on the top. You can add a sprig of thyme if you are fancy like me.
Then eat it and feel superior to all other humans.