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Low Nickel Red Pepper Soup

Christy Cushing at http://nickelfoodallergy.com/
Have you ever tried low nickel red pepper soup? A great alternative to tomato soup, it takes time to roast the peppers but the added flavor is so worth it!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American, soup
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3 red peppers
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ an onion or 2 shallots diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 large potato diced
  • 2 ½ cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups or 16 oz sliced pears in water drain the water

Instructions
 

  • To roast the red peppers, first set your oven to broil. 
  • Once the oven is hot, place 3 washed red peppers in a pre-seasoned cast iron pan on the top rack of your oven. 
  • Turn the red peppers over periodically, 2-3 times over a 30 minute period. Once the skin of the red peppers are fully blacked, carefully remove them from the oven using tongs and place them in a small paper bag to cool for about 15 minutes.
  • Once the red peppers cool, it's easier to remove the skin. Remove the skin, pull out the stem and the seeds of the red peppers and discard them. Place the remaining red peppers aside.
  • Next using a ceramic dutch oven, brown the onions or shallots and garlic in the olive oil, stirring constantly for 2-5 minutes on medium heat. 
  • Add the diced potato, pears, roasted red peppers and chicken stock. Cook all the ingredients together on medium heat with the lid on for about 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  • Carefully use an inversion blender to blend all of the ingredients together, as the soup will be hot.
  • Serve yourself up a bowl, garnish it with black pepper or cheese and enjoy!

Notes

Never broil anything in pyrex glassware.
If you choose to roast them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place the peppers in the middle of the oven, not near the top of the oven and watch them closely.
Carefully blend the hot soup ingredients using an inversion blender.
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