SUNSET® Sweet Roasted Sweet Twister™ Pepper Soup with Lime Cream
This colorful soup is the perfect starter to your next dinner party. The tangy lime cream swirl plays nicely against the sweetness of the peppers.
Serves 4 as an entrée or 6 as a starter
2 (8-oz) packages SUNSET® Sweet Twisters™ Red Peppers (about 4 – 5 peppers), stemmed, seeded and cut into 1″ pieces
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup diced onions
1 Tbsp chopped garlic
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 to 1 tsp hot sauce
2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
2 tsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp water
Salt to taste
1/4 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp water
Garnish: Chopped fresh parsley or thinly sliced chives
To make the soup: In a large soup kettle heat oil over medium-high heat until hot then add peppers and onions. Cook, stirring often, for about 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, coriander and cumin; cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds. Add hot sauce and broth, and bring to a boil. Add cream, bring to a simmer then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
In a small bowl mix the cornstarch and water then stir the mixture into the soup. Stirring continuously, return the soup to a simmer to thicken.
Being very careful, puree the hot soup in a blender in small batches until very smooth. Taste for salt and season to taste—saltiness will depend on whether you used canned or homemade chicken broth. Keep warm until ready to serve.
To make the lime cream: In a small bowl whisk together the sour cream, lime juice and water until smooth.
Serve the soup in bowls and drizzle a swirl of lime cream over soup. Garnish with parsley or chives if desired.