Monday 28 October 2013

Red pepper Soup With Chorizo balls

I canot take credit for making this soup as I didn't make them.
Shyama made this for us when she did a dinner party.
From the time she started doing her one month summer job, she has this tradition in spetember ( as it is the month of August she works)  that she make a whole dinner for us, and gradparents.
This time she invited her grandfather , Niece, a uncle and a aunt.
And the kitchen was taken over by her and I was sitting like a punished one in the sofa hearing her preparing the whole dinner and she even didn't allow me inside the kitchen.
She didn't even show me the recipe .

And while I was just hanging around all this delicious aroma was comming from my kitchen and then when she was frying the chorizo balls the aroma was so yummy I went and peeped and she threw me out :-) but then she came with 2 balls for me to taste.
The balls were so delicious that while she was not in the kitchen I went and stole a ball again :-)

She made this soup for starter , then Enchiladas for main and for dessert she did flan.
All by herself.

The soup tasted so good and the balls in the soup is just to die for it is so delicious, so as we had soup left over I took pictures next day keeping in mind that I can blog this delicious soup.
The recipe is from a Flemish chef called Jeroen Meus.

Recipe Courtsey Dagelijkse kost: met Jeroen Meus
Ingridients for the soup:

2 liters chicken stock
5 red peppers
2 onions
1 clove of garlic
3 tablespoons butter
• 1 tablespoon curry powder
2 dl white wine
1 bouquet garni (bay leaf, fresh thyme, parsley steal) instead of making them you can buy them too.
• 100 g cream cheese with herbs
• 1 teaspoon paprika

For the chorizo ​​balls:

• 250 g chicken breast
1 egg
• 100g breadcrumbs
• 100g chorizo
1 knob of butter
Make the soup:

Peel the onions and chop coarsely .Halve the peppers and remove  the seeds and slice them rough.
Cut the vegetables coarsely .Melt a knob of butter in a large pot , over medium heat . Sauté the onion pieces and bell pepper in  butter until they are almost cooked . Stir frequently in the pot .Add the curry powder and paprika . Stir, and pour (optionally ) some white wine. Let everything simmer . Make a bouquet garni of some bay leaves , sprigs of fresh thyme and ( if available ) parsley steal . Ties it all together with a little kitchen twine . Pour the chicken stock to the vegetables . Let everything simmer on a low heat for 20 to 30 minutes . Remove the bouquet garni from the pot and mix the soup smooth with a hand blender .Strain the soup . Add the cream cheese and mix the soup a bit .
Season the soup with salt and pepper mill .

For the chorizo ​​balls :Add the chorozo and the chicken pieces in a food processor and mince it .Remove the mix into a bowl and add the egg and (part of ) the breadcrumbs . Add a pinch of salt and some a bit of freshly ground pepper..Knead all ingredients until smooth meat mixture . Make sure the mixture is not too wet , nor too dry . If necessary, add more breadcrumbs .Roll balls of the meat mixture , and place on a large plate or bowl .
Balls with a diameter of about 1.5 cm are perfect. Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan. Fry the balls until they have a golden brown crust . Inside, they do not have to be cooked.Put the balls (without drippings ) in the soup . Let the soup simmer a few minutes until the chorizo ​​meatballs are cooked through.The soup is ready to serve.


Priya Suresh said...

This soup will definitely keeps me warm.

indosungod said...

Lucky you Finla. Shyama is a talented cook. That is one delicious looking soup. Now that the weather is getting chillier this soup might just be perfect.

sra said...

Kept smiling as I read that you felt like a punished one sitting in the sofa.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

This looks so delish! In my family though we would have to sub tomato for the peppers (none of us can digest them)!

Angie's Recipes said...

mmm..I need one large bowl now. It's cold and windy here and I am in need of something warming and comforting! Excellent clicks, Finla.

Cham said...

You are a lucky mom! Shyama prepared a delicious dinner for the family, great :). We have a cold weather here, love the soup with chorizo balls floating on top :)

Shaami (Shajitha Habeeb) said...

You have a great space here with wonderful pictures and great recipes...Happy to have come across ur blog:-)

Unknown said...

The soup sure looks delicious. A big bowl with crusty bread on a cool day, anytime.
Great pictures.

Unknown said...

Beautiful soup Finla!