Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson
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Total:
1 hr 55 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr 35 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 8 Roma tomatoes, halved and seeded
  • 2 red peppers, quartered and seeded
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • One 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed chiffonade fresh basil, for serving
  • Herbed Flatbread, for serving, recipe follows
Herbed Flatbread
  • One 16-ounce ball pizza dough (purchased from local pizza parlor or supermarket)
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh lemon thyme
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for coating bowl
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt

Directions

Special equipment: Blender or immersion blender

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Gently toss together 2 tablespoons of the oil, the vinegar, thyme, garlic, tomatoes, red peppers and onions on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Arrange the tomatoes and red peppers skin-side up and bake until lightly charred, 45 to 50 minutes.

Warm the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the tomato paste and mix well. Add the tomato and pepper mixture, including the juices, and combine. Stir in the stock; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, about 20 minutes.

Transfer the soup to a blender (or use an immersion blender) and pulse in small batches that reach only about one-third to halfway up the side of the jar. Be careful to start slow and then increase the speed to blitz the ingredients until smooth. Use a separate bowl to hold the blended soup, and then return it all to the pot.

Heat the soup to warm through, and then ladle into serving bowls. Garnish with the basil and serve with the Herbed Flatbread.

Herbed Flatbread

Roll the pizza dough out to about 1-inch thick. Sprinkle evenly with the herbs and roll into a log. Then knead 3 to 4 minutes to evenly incorporate the herbs. Reform the dough into a ball and place in a small bowl lightly coated with olive oil. Set aside to rest for 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter with the garlic and red onions. Remove from the heat and keep warm. Brush a baking sheet with oil. Roll the dough out to about 1/8-inch thickness and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Brush about half the garlic butter on top.

Remove the garlic and onions with a slotted spoon and scatter over the top. Bake until golden, about 25 minutes.

Remove from the oven, brush with the remaining garlic butter and sprinkle with salt. Cut into 2 inch strips and serve.

From Food Network Kitchens; after further testing and to ensure the best results this recipe has been altered from what was in the actual episode.

When blending hot liquid, first let it cool for five minutes or so, then transfer it to a blender, filling only halfway. Put the lid on, leaving one corner open. Cover the lid with a kitchen towel to catch splatters, and pulse until smooth.

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