Friday, October 7, 2011

roasted red pepper soup

perusing tastespotting [time sucking danger zone] i found a recipe for roasted capsicum [red bell pepper in aussie/kiwi speak] soup with hummus.  naturally, i drooled a bit and pinned it.  then in a rare moment of clarity, decided to make it for dinner.  but i have problems following directions.  hence my inability to bake.

hack off top of garlic bulb, drizzle with olive oil, broil for 20 minutes or until translucent
de-seed 4 large bell peppers, cut in half, drizzle with olive oil, broil until blackened ~20 minutes
stuff peppers in pan with relatively tight fitting lid to allow skin to steam off.  meanwhile, cut 3-4 large tomatoes in half, remove stem part, and fry/steam skin up for 10 minutes until skin peels off
pepper skin remnants and a silicon mat that needs serious scrubbing
throw in pot with several [4-5] garlic cloves, and about 2 cups of vege broth. 
blend the shit out of it.  add salt and pepper to taste.  as recommended in recipe link, top with hummus instead of sour cream.  devour like a pack of rabid dogs.  serve with random potato mash.
delicious fresh hummus and nekkid garlic.

very unspecific directions to make hummus:
1 can chickpeas [low salt if possible]
~1/2 cup tahini [or whatever was left in the jar from before]
olive oil
minced garlic
lemon juice

saute garlic lightly in olive oil until translucent, or use 2-3 cloves of roasted garlic-see first step.  pour off and discard about 1/2 cup of chickpea brine.  blend remaining [unrinsed] chickpeas with tahini, garlic-olive oil, salt, and pepper.  add lemon juice to taste. 

random potato mash experiment:
large korean sweet potato [batata koreana]
1/2 bag baby carrots
2/3 C buttermilk
3 T butter

peel and dice sweet potato [korean sweet potato is white not orange on the inside and a little smoother, but generally the same].  dice carrots into coins.  boil potato and carrot until fork-tender.  drain, and add remaining ingredients.  mix by hand [annoying] or in a stand-up mixer.  reheat if necessary and serve.

linking up [very nearly too late] to tasty tuesday

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