Thursday, July 23, 2009

Yellow Pepper Soup with Salsiccia

yellowpeppersoup

Soup time! Per isn't a big fan of soup for dinner, but it's acceptable if it has some sort of meaty, crispy topping. Bacon is the obvious choice, but the store had a great deal on salsiccia a while ago so I picked up a package that turned out to be perfect for this soup. It's a rather sweet soup, and quite spicy and smokey depending on how much Pimentón de la Vera that you add - that's something you should have in your spice cupboard by the way, it's a really neat spice.

You can add onions and garlic as well. I try to stay away from those right now, or at least onions. Garlic seems to be ok for Titus but onions definitely gives him a tummy ache.

Yellow Pepper Soup with Salsiccia
(printable recipe)
serves 2

olive oil
2 yellow peppers
3 medium potatoes
2 large pieces of grilled red pepper (jarred, or homemade)
4-500 ml water
salt
1/2 tsp Pimentón de la Vera (smoked, hot paprika)
1-200 ml single cream

handful of arugula
2 salsiccia sausages (or other spicy sausage), sliced

Cut the peppers, potatoes and the grilled pepper into smaller pieces. Fry the yellow pepper in olive oil for a few minutes until slightly softened. Add the potatoes, the grilled pepper, and enough water to just cover. Boil until the potato is soft, then blend the soup. I prefer an immersion blender but you can definitely use a regular one, or a food processor.

Add the cream, and season with salt and the hot, smoky paprika.

Fry the salsiccia slices until crispy, and add the arugula for a moment so it wilts. Serve the soup topped with sausage slices and arugula.

Recipe in Swedish:
Gul paprikasoppa med salsiccia

6 comments:

Morta Di Fame said...

This looks amazing! I bookmarked this to try. Definitely! Nice photos, too!

gelliddewi said...

Remind me how the printable recipe bit works?

HorseJumper12341 said...

Wow! Es sieht so lecker aus!! Looks good. I'll have to go try this. Grocery shopping tomorrow!!

http://yummyanonymous.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

Gelliddewi - it doesn't right now, because Google Sites crashes as soon as I try to add something there.. but I hope it'll be fixed and working again soon. :)

Sophie said...

MMMMMM,....I like your yummie soup!

I always use Pimenton de la Vera! Here, in our Spanish shop in Brussels, Belgium we can buy the 2 variaties: Pimenton dulce (sweet) & the Picanté version ( spicy & hot).

Which one did you use??

Anne said...

Sophie - I have the hot version!