Nothing adds festive-ness to a holiday table like red and green food. Red soup + green and white marbles = Christmas in a Bowl.
There is something about roasting that makes red bell peppers swoon-worthy. Sweet. Soft. Smoky. And, importantly, at this time of year: RED.
I saw Giada make goat cheese “marbles” and add them to a cream soup and so I thought they might add a nice tart tang to this sweet creamy Roasted Red Pepper soup. You could also use a favorite tomato soup recipe if you like.
For the “marbles,” I used equal parts cream cheese and goat cheese – and lots of minced parsley. You could use any herb you like. Hm m m m…. might try rosemary next time . . . .
I love soups that you can throw in a blender or take a stick blender to. I put this soup through a fine mesh strainer to remove the pulpy-ness. It is a lovely Christmas first course. The goat cheese marbles melt right into the soup when you stir them, adding a nice herb tang.
Please pardon the irresistible pun on my part: Have a Souper Christmas, Everyone! Read the rest of this entry →