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                            PEPPER-&-TOMATO SOUP
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetarian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       t            Ground red chile (or more)
    3       tb           Olive or sunflower seed oil
    2       md           Red onions, thinly sliced
    2                    Bay leaves
      1/8   ts           Ground cloves
      1/4   ts           Ground coriander
    5                    Parsley sprigs -- chopped
    4                    Garlic cloves
                         -- peeled & coarsely chopped
    1       lb           Red peppers or pimientos
                         -- thinly sliced
      1/2   lb           Chopped savoy -ÿÿ
                         -- Smooth-Skinned Cabbage
    6       c            Stock
    1       lb           Very ripe tomatoes -- peeled,
                         -- seeded and chopped
                         -- (juice reserved)
                         Chopped cilantro
                         -- for garnish
   Remove stems, Seeds & veins from chiles. Tear flesh
   into a few large pieces, cover with 1 cup water in
   small saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer 20 minutes,
   then puree in blender. Heat oil in pan and add onions,
   bay leaves, cloves, coriander, parsley and garlic.
   Cook over medium heat several minutes until onions
   have begun to soften, then add salt, peppers and
   cabbage. Stir to combine and coat vegetables with oil.
   Add 1/2 cup water or stock, cover pan and cook over
   low heat 10 minutes. When vegetables have wilted, stir
   in 1/4 cup pureed chiles or 1 to 2 teaspoons chile
   powder. Add tomatoes, their juice and remaining water
   or stock. Bring to boil, then reduce heat, cover and
   simmer very slowly 30 minutes. When finished cooking,
   remove bay leaves and puree soup until completely
   blended. Return it to pan and season with salt, if
   needed. Add more chile if desired. Serve soup with a
   sprinkling of chopped cilantro.
   Deborah Madison, “Prodigy Guest Chefs Cookbook”
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