I really like this tasty somewhat spicy soup, a quickly made scrumptious raw food soup. I usually have Sambal Oelek and red curry paste at home, so I use both. Taste and adjust to what you like. I do like spicy raw food and the soup is warming, especially on a cool day.
1-2 servings (depending on the size of the peppers)
2 red Bell peppers, or one red + one yellow/orange. Seeds removed. Save a little piece for garnish.
1 inch leek
5 larger cocktail tomatoes
5 sundried tomatoes
¼ -½ teaspoon sambal oelek or red curry paste
5-6 drops essential lemon oil
water and salt to your liking
Garnish: sundried olives, pumpkin seeds, chopped pepper, olive oil, black pepper
1. Place peppers, leek, tomatoes and sundried tomatoes in a mixer with some water and run until smooth.
2. Add sambal oelek or red pepper curry, lemon oil and salt. Blend until well mixed. Taste and adjust.
3. Pour into serving bowl/s and garnish with olives, pumpkin seeds, pepper and sprinkle with oil. Plus freshly ground pepper.
If you do not have any essential lemon oil, then substitute with ½ an apple, a tangy one, to obatin freshness and some acidity. And instead of the leek you can use a tablespoon of chopped red onion.
Is a hot and tasty Asian chili paste, a staple in Malaysian and Thai cooking. Oelek means grinding so sambal oelek means ground chilli sambal.
Red curry paste
A Thai red curry paste usually contains red chili peppers (dried), garlic, lemongrass, shallots, galangal, kaffir lime peel, coriander root and seeds, and salt.
Do you like to make raw food soups?