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my red pepper soup is bitter

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abowes Nov 21, 2006 12:10 AM

I made a roasted red pepper soup this weekend. But, it appears that the peppers were bitter, and so my soup is also. Any ideas as to how to doctor this up to balance out that bitterness?

TIA,
Alison

  1. Pia Nov 21, 2006 02:09 AM

    This may be a dumb question, but you peeled the peppers, right? Peel could cause the bitterness.

    You could try putting it in the blender with some soft bread -- I had a really good (Romanian?) roasted red pepper soup at a friend's house that was thickened with bread, and I bet it would cut the bitterness.

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      abowes Nov 21, 2006 02:15 AM

      Reasonable question, I'd say... but yes, I did peel them.

      Maybe I'll divide the pot into three batches and try all three suggestions. :-)

      Thanks,
      Alison

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      chai18 Nov 21, 2006 12:23 AM

      sweet potatoes

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        abowes Nov 21, 2006 02:16 AM

        Hm, sweet potatoes, really? I am having trouble imagining how that would taste. How much sweet potato are you suggesting I add? And, is it along the lines of the adding potatoes to soak up when you've put too much salt - i.e., do I simply put the potatoes in for a while, then fish them out?

        Thanks again!
        Alison

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        Spencer Nov 21, 2006 12:21 AM

        Add 1/2 tsp. of honey at a time, waiting about 5 minutes after each addition- then stop when it is no longer bitter, but before it is sweet.
        Works for me when I have a too acidic soup.

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          abowes Nov 21, 2006 02:17 AM

          Worth a shot. Maybe I'll do it with a subset, in case I screw up (again!)

          Thanks,
          Alison

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