Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

The smokiness of the roasted red peppers pair nicely with Trefethen Merlot.

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 – 16oz. jars roasted red bell peppers, drained and rough chopped
  • 1 – 16oz jar diced tomato in purée, or any canned tomato (if using tomato paste, cut amount of tomato by 1/2.)
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • salt & pepper

Preparation

  • 1In a large pot over medium heat, add oil and melt butter.
  • 2Add onion and cook until translucent. Add the peppers to the onions and cook until it all begins to brown, “toasting” to deepen the flavors.
  • 3Add the tomato once the peppers have browned, stirring to ensure that the tomato stops the browning. Add enough water to cover the mixture and mash gently with a wooden spoon.
  • 4Reduce heat and simmer, cooking for about 20 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. The more you reduce the thicker the soup will be. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 5Remove from heat. Puree in blender or with a hand-held blender. For a more rustic consistency, do not strain. For a more velvety texture, strain through a fine sieve. Serve as a soup or sauce.

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