Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. Diana Rattray
  • 24 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 9 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cup (8 servings)
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This roasted red pepper sauce is easy to prepare and full of flavor. Drizzle the sauce over baked or grilled fish or serve it with a quiche. It makes an excellent garnish for a thick cream soup, too.

What You'll Need

  • 1 large bell pepper (red)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2-3 shallots (green onions, with about 1 inch of green, sliced)
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper (ground, or ground chipotle pepper, or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream (heavy)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

How to Make It

Roast the red pepper over the open flame of a gas burner or under the broiler, turning frequently to char the skin thoroughly. Immediately put in a paper bag or plastic food storage bag to steam and loosen the skin.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the green onions to the butter and sauté for 1 minute.

Peel the bell pepper and remove the seeds and membranes. Chop and add to the green onions in the saucepan.

Add 1/4 cup chicken broth and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Add the bell pepper mixture to the blender, along with the ground hot pepper; blend until the mixture is smooth.

Rinse out the saucepan used to cook the pepper mixture.

Strain the red pepper mixture through a sieve into the saucepan. Add cream and tomato paste. Whisk over low heat until thoroughly heated. Add salt and pepper to taste.

If desired, serve in a small dish with a garnish of thinly sliced red bell pepper, cilantro, or parsley sprigs.

Serve with quiche, as a garnish for cream soup, or with mild white baked or broiled fish. You'll find many uses for this tasty sauce.

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