Heading into the holiday weekend, I wanted to keep things light and simple. For this week's DDC meal, I'm looking into the canning pantry and doing another soup. Over the summer I put up a lot of jars of tomatoes and peppers in the hopes of making a tomato & roasted pepper soup. Here's how I did it: Ingredients:
- 1 large jar of crushed tomatoes
- 1 large jar of roasted red peppers, drained & diced
- 1 small carrot diced (from a local coop via Roots)
- 2-4 cups of homemade chicken stock
- 1 small red onion, chopped (saved in my basement from CSA season, I stocked up!)
- 2 cloves of garlic, pulverized (saved in my basement from CSA season, I stocked up!)
- 1-2 tablespoons of butter (in lieu of olive oil)
- 1 tsp dried thyme leaves (from the garden)
- 1/4 cup of cream (from Trickling Springs) depending on how creamy you like your soup
- Salt & Pepper
- Garnish: Chipotle Chevre from Cherry Glen, 1 dried chopped chili pepper (from the garden,) or some fresh herbs if you have any growing.
- Warm a large dutch-oven over medium/high. Add butter, carrots, onions, garlic, and thyme.
- Sweat the veg until soft & translucent (10-15 mins), season the soup with salt & pepper as you go
- Once the veg are soft, add the peppers and tomatoes. Cook on medium for another 10 or so mins
- Add the chicken stock and bring to a slow simmer for 30-45 mins
- Right before serving, us a stick blender to liquify the soup, or ladle (a little at at time) into a blender, pulse until smooth. Be careful - and hold onto the top of the blender hot foods + blenders can be tricky!
- Pour into bowls, spoon in the desired amount of cream & stir. Top with desired condiments & enjoy!
*Note - we cannot live on soup alone, so while the soup simmered I made grilled cheese sandwiches with a local cheddar and a local goat cheese on some local bread! All from Roots Market.
**Another Note - this is easy converted into a vegetarian dish by swapping out the chicken stock for vegetable stock. I haven't found a reliable recipe for veg stock, if you have one please share!