Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup with Star Anise

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

Ingredients

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

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,...

View full recipe at Fine Cooking

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