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Spicy Sausage Soup

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

I'm suppose to be on a diet as the big day is just round the corner. I've been cooking relatively healthy meals and this is one of it. I had this soup on its own without any additional carbs. The only unhealthy ingredient would be the sausages, so I would suggest using turkey sausage or any low fat sausages you can find. I read somewhere that spicy food increases your metabolic rate and helps lose weight faster, so I added some cayenne pepper. Fact or myth I'm not sure, but I love spicy food, so I am more than happy to make all my food spicy. This is a very simple and tasty soup, a perfect weekday recipe!

spicy sausage soup


Ingredients: serves 2

  • 1 Sweet Pointed red Pepper
  • 1 tbs + more Olive Oil
  • 3 Sausages (about 200g) - meat removed from casing
  • 1 medium Onion - diced
  • 1 Carrot - chopped
  • 1 Celery Stalk - diced
  • half a bulb of garlic - peeled and crushed
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine
  • 1 can Canned Plum Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock (low sodium)
  • 1 tbs Brown Sugar
  • 2 Dried Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Directions:

  • Switch oven to broil mode.
  • Coat red pepper with a bit of olive oil and broil until skin on both sides is charred.
  • roasted red pepper
  • Leave to cool, peel skin and coarsely chop the pepper.
  • Pour 1 tbs of olive oil in a heated pan.
  • Add sausages meat. Slowly break up meat and fry until browned.
  • Add onions, fry until translucent and soft.
  • Mix in carrot and celery.
  • When carrots are soft, add garlic and fry until fragrant.
  • Stir in other ingredients including the chopped pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for about 30 mins.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove bay leaves and serve!

46 oink oinks...:

Carolyn Jung said...

Congrats on the upcoming big day. And no apologies about the sausage. After all, you have to live a little once in awhile. ;)

Christelle said...

Congratulations, did not realise it was going to be thye biiiiig day! :))
Looks yummy, I roast sweet red peppers as well as hot chillis, but when they are the long type, I tend to eat them raw because they are quite sweet and as tasty as a fruit :) well, technically it IS a fruit.... :). In provence they peel them then add chopped garlic and olive oil and keeps a few days like that in the fridge. I don't suppose it's that good for a diet, withh the oplive oil..?

doggybloggy said...

sorry to hear about the 'big day' ...LOL the soup looks good enough for any diet...

Heather said...

mmmm. garlic, red wine and sausage.... does it get better than that?

5 Star Foodie said...

How exciting that your big day is coming up! Love the spicy sausage in this soup! Sounds fantastic!

Leslie said...

Delightful soup!

Bunny said...

I hope we get to see lots of pictures of your day and how beautiful it will be. This soup looks wonderful and something I could make easily cause I have everything!

Sara said...

This looks delicious, my store sells a really good turkey sausage that's not greasy at all!

Reeni♥ said...

This looks great! Very flavorful and delicious! I'm excited and happy for you! How close is it?

Food For Tots said...

Wow! Counting down to your BIG day? Spicy food can cause heatiness. Try to take it moderately as your BIG day is approaching. Just my 2 cents. Hehehe!

Soma said...

I absolutely love the things that u have added to your soup! I love spicy, this is so full of flavors!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great! If spicy food really can help in losing weight, then I need to eat more spicy food, if it is that easy.

Donna-FFW said...

This looks terrific. I love anything with roasted red peppers. The colors are brilliant. Sending you the best of luck for the big day!

Jescel said...

how exciting..do post some pics on your big day. congrats! and for that soup, yummy and healthy.

Bob said...

Spicy? Sausage? I'm in! :D

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a delicious looking soup! A great idea...

Cheers,

Rosa

pepsakoy said...

It looks great and made me tempted !

noobcook said...

congrats! I love spicy and thick soups :)

Girl Japan said...

Congats... Whoo HOO! It looks fabulous, and your plating is fantastic. I like Chorizo sausage, oh you did a stunning job on the photography as well.

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Wow, how very exciting!! And this soup looks great/ I've also heard about the chili speeding up metabolism. I don't know if it's true but I love the added flavour :)

Happy cook said...

I want to have the plate of soup, looks so comforting and delicious.

RecipeGirl said...

That looks wonderful. Love your roasted chile!

Maria said...

Love the presentation. Great photos!

ourlifeinfood said...

This looks really hearty and great! I love the addition of red wine to the broth. mmm.

Olga said...

that's a lot of garlic: i like it!!!!

Pam said...

Mmmm. Looks hearty and delicious - perfect for this cold rainy day.

Joie de vivre said...

How is your diet going? I haven't been on your site in about two weeks now (sorry, head hung in shame) and have missed the updates! I'm catching up now though!

Your stew looks wonderful. Stew always fills you up. It's one of my strategies for dealing with overeating at restaurants, order the soup! Well done girl, keep up the great work.

KC said...

I heard the same thing about cayenne increasing the metabolic rate and would use it quite heavily in my cooking. Great looking soup!

Christie @ Fig & Cherry said...

Lovely photo! I'm a fan of chilli too :P

Natashya said...

We are having freezing rain right now. A bowl of this soup would be just the thing to keep me warm!

The Duo Dishes said...

Pish posh, sausage is good for you!!! At least it tastes good. :)

noble pig said...

Looks awesome! So flavorful too and yeah for spice.

Tangled Noodle said...

Congratulations on your upcoming big day! This soup looks delicious, particularly that roasted chili pepper!

jesse said...

o0o, congratulations on the upcoming big day!! You'll look great no matter what... great choice of meats, yum!

Sharon said...

Ooh, yum! Sausage in soup is a yummy treat. Good job on no carbs. I can never eat soup without bread!

Grace said...

first of all, i love alliteration. secondly, i love spice, sausage, and soup, so this is supremely stellar. :)

mycookinghut said...

Looks good!! I like this kind of rustic soup!

janetching said...

Congratulations to your BIG day! Very comforting soup you have there!

Núria said...

MMmmmmm I could have to plates of that soup!!!! It looks delicious :D

lisaiscooking said...

Sounds delicious. I love the big chunks of carrots!

Tastes of Home said...

wow, you have really gorgeous pictures! this sounds like a very delicious recipe too!

Big Boys Oven said...

OMG! I just realised your BIG DAY just round the corner! :) When you are back dont forget to bring us back some delicious presents! muahahahhahaha!

Sam said...

That's my kind of soup!

onlinepastrychef said...

Lovely soup:) That would be a good base for any number of meat/vegetable additions. Yum!

ttfn300 said...

the spicy probably out-weighs the sausage :) hehe. fabulous soup!!

Su-Lin said...

Congrats on the big day! Good luck!

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