Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup with Star Anise

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup with Star Anise
Photo by Martha Holmberg

Ingredients

  • 12 leaves fresh basil
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 qt. homemade or low-salt chicken broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 large onions (about 24 oz. total), chopped
  • 7 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, and seeded; juices reserved
  • 2 pods (or 1-½ tsp. broken pieces) star anise
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 1 tsp. kosher salt; more to taste
    • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper; more to taste
    • 1 cubic inch fresh ginger (about ½ oz.), peeled and chopped
    • Extra-virgin olive oil and sherry vinegar (optional)
    • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped (about 4 oz. chopped)
    • Pinch cayenne

Heat the 1/4 cup olive oil in a 6-qt. soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, ginger, and carrots and sauté until very soft but not browned, 20 to 25 min. Add the broth and turn the heat to high. Add the roasted peppers and any reserved juices, as well as the star anise, salt, pepper,...

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