Last Thursday our cooking club had our monthly lunch which consisted of foods made from Cafe 128 recipes. That is one of my favorite restaurants for food quality (not atmosphere!) and our lunch was very tasty. I made a chilled soup which was delicious and I will make it many, many more times since it is also very easy to make.
CHILLED RED PEPPER SOUP
Makes 7 cups.
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 2 cups chopped leeks
* 3 large sweet red peppers, thinly sliced
* 1-1/2 cups canned chicken broth
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
* 3 cups buttermilk
In butter and oil in a Dutch oven, saute leeks and red peppers until tender. Add broth, salt and pepper. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Pour half of pepper mixture into container of electric blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Repeat procedure with remaining pepper mixture. Let cool slightly. Stir in buttermilk. Cover and chill.