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Christmas Red Pepper Soup

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Ingredients
  Red bell peppers 3 , halved
  Red bell peppers 3 , halved lengthwise and roasted
  Red bell peppers 3
  Red bell peppers 3 , stemmed, seeded, and diced
  Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 Medium, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slivers
  Onion 2 Medium, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slivers
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Pinch
  Vegetable broth/Homemade chicken broth, defatted 6 Cup (96 tbs), made
  Vegetable broth/Homemade chicken broth 6 Cup (96 tbs), defatted
  Orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Corn tortillas strip 4 , cut into 2 x 1/2-inch strips (7 Inch Diameter)
  Corn tortillas 4
  Avocado 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Avocado cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flat-leaf parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), coarsely chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Dice roasted bell peppers into 1-inch pieces and keep aside.

MAKING
2. In a heavy soup pot, heat olive oil over low heat.
3. Add onions and diced raw red pepper.
4. Stir and cook for about 15 minutes until the onions are wilted.
5. Add the diced roasted peppers, cinnamon, and cayenne; mix well.
6. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil.
7. Simmer over medium-low heat for 25 minutes; stir occasionally.
8. Add orange juice and simmer for another 5 minutes.
9. Let the soup cool down to room temperature.

FINALISING
10. In a food processor or blender, puree the soup in batches until smooth.
11. Pour the soup back into the pot.
12. In a large nonstick skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
13. Add 1 quarter tortilla strips and fry for 1 minute.
14. Shake the pan for cooking evenly.
15. Transfer the strips onto paper towels for draining.
16. Repeat with same process for frying the remaining tortilla strips.

SERVING
17. Gently heat the soup through.
18. Pour soup in bowls.
19. Top with 1 to 2 tablespoons of avocado cream.
20. Sprinkle few tortilla strips.
21. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Pepper
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Cook Time: 
48 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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