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Pepper-&-Tomato Soup

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Category: Vegetarian, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1 ts Ground red chile (or more)
  • 3 tb Olive or sunflower seed oil
  • 2 md Red onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/8 ts Ground cloves
  • 1/4 ts Ground coriander
  • 5 Parsley sprigs; chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • -- peeled & coarsely chopped
  • Salt
  • 1 lb Red peppers or pimientos
  • -- thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb Chopped savoy -=OR=-
  • -- Smooth-Skinned Cabbage
  • 6 c Stock
  • 1 lb Very ripe tomatoes; peeled,
  • -- seeded and chopped
  • -- (juice reserved)
  • Chopped cilantro
  • -- for garnish


Remove stems, Seeds & veins from chiles. Tear flesh into a few large
pieces, cover with 1 cup water in small saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer
20 minutes, then puree in blender. Heat oil in pan and add onions, bay
leaves, cloves, coriander, parsley and garlic. Cook over medium heat
several minutes until onions have begun to soften, then add salt, peppers
and cabbage. Stir to combine and coat vegetables with oil. Add 1/2 cup
water or stock, cover pan and cook over low heat 10 minutes. When
vegetables have wilted, stir in 1/4 cup pureed chiles or 1 to 2 teaspoons
chile powder. Add tomatoes, their juice and remaining water or stock. Bring
to boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer very slowly 30 minutes. When
finished cooking, remove bay leaves and puree soup until completely
blended. Return it to pan and season with salt, if needed. Add more chile
if desired. Serve soup with a sprinkling of chopped cilantro.

Deborah Madison, "Prodigy Guest Chefs Cookbook"

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