*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Herbed Sweet Pepper Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Of Tide & Thyme (The Junior League of Annapolis)
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups & Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  cup           olive oil
    2      cups          red onion -- chopped
    1 1/2  pounds        sweet red peppers -- chopped
    1      tablespoon    garlic -- minced
    1 1/2  pounds        ripe tomatoes -- peeled, seeded
                          -- & chopped
    1 1/4  teaspoons     dried rosemary
    1 1/4  teaspoons     dried thyme
    1 1/4  teaspoons     marjoram
      1/2  teaspoon      dried basil
    2                    bay leaves
    2      cups          canned chicken broth -- diluted w/
                          -- 2 cups water
    1      teaspoon      ground cumin
    1 1/4  tablespoons   fresh ginger -- peeled and minced
                         salt and fresh ground pepper -- to taste
 
 1.  Heat oil in a large pot.  Add the onion, sweet red pepper and garlic and
 coat with olive oil.  Reduce heat and cover, stir occasionally until onion and
 pepper are soft, about 30 minutes.
 
 2.  Remove the cover and stir in tomatoes, herbs, bay leaves, chicken broth,
 cumin, ginger salt, and pepper.  Increase heat and bring to a boil, then
 simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
 
 3.  Remove from heat and cool for 20 minutes, then transfer to a blender and
 puree.  After cooling, may be refrigerated for up to 2 days.  Reheat over low
 heat.
 
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