Red Pepper and Tomato Vodka Soup

Total time 95 mins
20 mins preparation time
75 mins cooking time

A generous slug of vodka turns this easy red pepper soup into a smart dinner party starter that is guaranteed to warm up your guests.

Ingredients

4 portion(s)
3 
red peppers, deseeded and chopped
2 
garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 
medium onion, peeled and roughly chopped
600 ml
stock
600 ml
tomato juice
1 tsp
sugar
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp
chopped fresh basil, plus extra leaves to garnish
2 tbsp
vodka

To garnish:

4 tsp
soured cream
1 
tomato, deseeded and diced

Preparation

Step 1

Put the peppers, garlic, onion, stock, tomato juice, sugar and soy sauce in a pan and bring to the boil.

Step 2

Lower the heat, cover the pan and simmer gently for 1 hour.

Step 3

Liquidise the soup in batches until smooth.

Step 4

Season with freshly ground black pepper and stir in the basil and vodka.

Step 5

Serve immediately or reheat when needed, garnishing each serving with a teaspoonful of soured cream and a scattering of finely diced tomato and some small basil leaves.

Tip:

Making the soup in advance will allow its rich flavours to develop. If the peppers are very large, the finished soup may need thinning to the desired consistency with a little extra stock or water.

Recipe-ID: UK68

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Put the peppers, garlic, onion, stock, tomato juice, sugar and soy sauce in a pan and bring to the boil.

Lower the heat, cover the pan and simmer gently for 1 hour.

Liquidise the soup in batches until smooth.

Season with freshly ground black pepper and stir in the basil and vodka.

Serve immediately or reheat when needed, garnishing each serving with a teaspoonful of soured cream and a scattering of finely diced tomato and some small basil leaves.

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