Roasted Red Pepper And Tomato Soup With Roasted Corn

What to do? I have some red bell peppers that have been charred on the barbecue, corn that had been cooked in their husks on the barbecue and a tin of Italian plum tomatoes. I know; I’ll make a tummy warming late summer/early fall soup. I used to make the soup without the corn, but hey…

Makes Approximately 6 Servings

5 large red bell peppers, roasted & peeled**
2 Tbsp. EVO
4 cups chicken stock or tinned low salt/no salt broth**
1 16 oz. tin Italian plum tomatoes, diced,
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 – 3 ears of corn that have been roasted either on the barbecue or in the oven** cut corn kernels off the cobs.

If you wish to do the corn in the oven, preheat oven (convection if you have it), to 425 F.  Place a rack inside a rimmed baking sheet & put the corn on top.  Roast for about 25 minutes.  The corn husks will be blackened in places & dry looking.

(opt.) garnish: stir together sour cream & some snipped chives or cilantro. Cover & chill until serving time.

Cut the roasted peppers in half & remove the seeds & stems. Heat a large pot on medium heat & add the EVO. Sauté the garlic until it is fragrant but has not taken on any colour; add the broth, the tomatoes with their juice & the red pepper . Bring to a boil; turn the heat down & simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat & let cool to room temperature. In a blender, puree the soup in batches. When pureed, pour into a large bowl. When all the soup has been pureed, wipe out the pot and return the soup to the pot. Bring up to the boil, turn down the heat & add the corn. Heat through until the corn is hot; season with salt & freshly ground black pepper. Serve hot.

 

 

**If you would like to make your own stock, please go to Making Stock.
**To see how to barbecue the corn, please go to Barbecued Corn.
**To see about blending hot liquids, please go to Kitchen Tips.
**If you would like to see how to roast peppers, please go to Charred/Roasted Peppers.

Comments

  1. Made this soup for dinner tonight. Found it quite easy to make (except for peeling those stupid red peppers). Quite filling with soup and just some crackers for the meal. Yes, biscuits would have been nice but…….. Overall a good rating!

    • Hey, glad you liked it! Is it soup time already? Surprised you found the peppers a pain to peel, did you check my method for doing it?

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