Black Bean Soup With Hot Roast Pepper Cream for #SundaySupper

Nov 4, 2012 by

It’s November and the boots and coats are officially necessary when going outdoors. The weather has been terrible and watching the news has been quite depressing. Hurricane Sandy did some serious damage in the Caribbean as well as the East Coast of The United States and parts of Eastern Canada. My heart goes out to all those affected. While I was making this soup, I thought about my friends/family in Jamaica who went several days without electricity – and some without water. Thankfully, everything is returning to some sort of normal, as life indeed has to go on.

I really like this weeks theme for #SundaySupper. There’s nothing better than a home-made soul warming meal on a wet, cold, gloomy day. I don’t know about you guys, but I feel better when I’m with my family eating a nice soup or stew with the family! I was so impressed with the line up this week,  I encourage you all to check out the wonderful dishes prepared by my fellow food bloggers. This weeks #SundaySupper is being hosted by Susan from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen.

My recipe today comes from a book I bought while I was in Jamaica last year called Caribbean Food Made Easy by Levi Roots. I didn’t have to make many changes at all. Most of the ingredients I already had on hand – whether in my fridge or in my pantry. I’m really thinking about having soup more often. My husband absolutely loved this soup and asked me to kindly note this soup as a definite favourite. Enough said! This soup made about 6-8 servings and I was able to freeze 3 servings for lunch this week.

I should note that I used Scotch Bonnet Pepper in this recipe. I have never been able to fully enjoy spicy food. Seriously. But somehow this soup hit the spot in the best way, because I enjoyed it immensely! I also did an extra step because I’m picky with my gravies and creams. I strained the pepper cream – which was a task because it is rather thick. This step is totally optional, but I do like the smooth creamy texture that resulted in me doing so.

 

Black Bean Soup With Hot Roast Pepper Cream

 

Black Bean Soup With Hot Roast Pepper Cream for #SundaySupper

Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Jamaican
Author: Lyn via Levi Roots, Caribbean Food Made Easy
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6-8
A hearty soup, perfect for the fall or winter season. Can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish.
Ingredients
  • For the soup:
  • 1 Tbsp Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Large Carrot, finely diced
  • 1 Stick of Celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 900ml Carton Chicken Broth (I used no salt added)
  • 3 540ml/19oz Cans Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • Salt & Pepper
  • For the cream:
  • 2 Red Sweet Peppers, cut in half, seeds removed
  • 1/2 Scotch Bonnet Pepper, seeds removed
  • Olive Oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 oz Double Cream (I used Whipping Cream)
  • A pinch of Kosher Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (roast)
  2. Brush sweet peppers with olive oil (both sides) and roast for 30 minutes
  3. Place the peppers along with any juices into a blender along with the scotch bonnet, lime juice, cream and salt. Blend until smooth.
  4. Optional: strain the pepper cream and store in a jar.
  5. Refrigerate until needed.
  6. In a dutch oven, add the grapeseed oil and butter over medium-low heat.
  7. Add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic.
  8. Sautee for a few minutes and then add about 2 tbsp water. Cover for about 15 minutes. Check every few minutes to ensure that the vegetables do not burn.
  9. Add cumin and stir to combine
  10. Add black beans and chicken stock. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer
  11. Cover for about 20 minutes
  12. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 15 minutes
  13. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth or a desired consistency is achieved
  14. Reheat the soup, stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  15. Serve hot with a few spoons of the pepper cream on top
Notes

Recipe from Caribbean Food Made Easy by Levi Roots

Black Bean Soup & Hot Roast Pepper Cream

 

I absolutely love the vibrant orange and the creamy texture of the Hot Roast Pepper Cream. For those who love the heat, use a whole scotch bonnet pepper. It’s only a few teaspoons of the cream that gets stirred into each serving of the soup. So the intensity of the pepper does get toned down a little bit.

 

Hot Roast Pepper Cream

 

Scotch Bonnet Peppers! A staple in every Jamaican home (well, almost every Jamaican home).

 

Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Pepper

 

Photography by Lyn of The Lovely Pantry

Black Bean Soup with Hot Roast Pepper Cream. A perfect appetizer or main for an autumn or winter night.

 

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40 Comments

  1. I seriously love black bean soup. You stole my heart and tummy with the spicy kick of the pepper cream (awesome use of scotch bonnet peppers). Great recipe and beautiful photos.

  2. Woo hoo! It’s awesome seeing someone else using scotch bonnets out here in the food blogosphere :) This black bean soup looks absolutely divine!

  3. This recipe looks absolutely amazing. I love the colors… my daughter will go crazy when I try this when she comes home from college.

  4. Oh my gosh! I’m already obsessed with black bean soup and this sounds terrific. Next recipe I try for sure!

  5. This looks so hearty and comforting! And I just want to swim in that hot roast pepper cream. Yum!

  6. Wow, this is gorgeous! I’m a huge fan of black bean soups, but I think that this vibrant roast pepper cream would totally push this one over the edge (in an oh-so-good way). I know this is a dish that I need to try! Absolutely gorgeous.

  7. I seriously can not wait to make this dish. The addition of the pepper cream is a fabulous idea!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!!

  8. Stunning colors! What a gorgeous and delicious recipe!

  9. That looks lovely, the colors are great!! It would be super for Halloween too!

  10. Liz

    Mmmmm…your black bean soup looks marvelous, Lyn…and the spicy pepper garnish is both a splash of color and flavor! Perfect for a cold day!

  11. Great way to mix up a simple black bean soup. Adds a beautiful color addition too.

  12. Black bean soup is my favorite. Love the idea of the pepper cream. yum!

  13. This is some delicious looking soup. I love the cream sauce that gets swirled through the beautiful black bean soup. Beautiful photos. Pinned.

  14. My husband – the bean and hot pepper man of the family would love this soup! Great recipe, and thanks for joining us this week.

  15. This looks fantastic, Lyn! I love Caribbean food, and this soup is going to the top of my list. I like spicy food, but also shy away from Scotch Bonnet, but you’ve convinced me to make this exactly the way you did :-)

  16. Oh what a lovely looking soup this is!I love the heat element and I could enjoy a big bowl of this right now :) Need to get hold of those Scotch Bonet Peppers!

  17. I love spicy food and this combination looks divine. Love the pictures too

  18. Lane! First, these pictures are amazing – beyond amazing. Second, this recipe rocks. I cannot wait to give it a try!

  19. This recipe looks amazing, and so do the photos (put mine to shame;-). Love the idea of topping with the red pepper cream which likewise looks wonderful. Pinning to my “To cook” board..

  20. Bea

    What a beautiful soup and presentation. I love how the hot pepper cream contrasts with the soup. Just gorgeous!

  21. Glad to hear everyone are safe. This recipe indeed is very comforting. Love the smooth texture and the colors. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Such lovely photos, Lyn, and this soup looks creamy, flavourful and just the perfect meal to hit the spot on these cold, dark, wet, dreary days.

  23. First and foremost, the colors in your photos are beautiful!

    The soup sounds amazing, but I am really intrigued by the scotch bonnet cream. I love a little heat and this sounds sooooo good.

  24. Oh my gosh without even trying this soup I can already tell you it will be one of my favourites. I love black beans so much and this soup with that amazing sounding pepper cream sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing I will definitely be book marking this to make later on.

  25. I’m jealous of your dinner! That cream looks like a sure winner here, and is a perfect foil for the soup

  26. I love me some spice and that hot pepper cream sounds like a must.Loving the texture and the colors of this soups. Looks gorgeous and yummy!

  27. This looks devine!! Love your pictures, makes me want this soup like NOW!

  28. Very different! My daughter would love this!
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  29. Oh, I love that hot pepper cream. I can think of so many other great things to do with it. Gorgeous soup!
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  30. I learned a valuable lesson the first time I handled Scotch Bonnets … boy did my hands turn red! This sure sounds yummy, and your presentation is beautiful!
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