This is a soup that I came up with a few years ago. After being invited to a holiday party,
we were told by the hostess if we wished to bring a dish it was welcome.
Thinking about my options, I came up with this spicy soup, brought it along and set it up in a tureen after reheating it quickly in the microwave. To go with the soup, I also made a bread with a chewy crust and Kalamata olives. The soup is rich,creamy and delicious. No surprise it was a huge success at the party.
I love this soup for the multiple and complex flavors, the heat and heartiness, and that it can be made with little effort. A great starter, I like to hand out small cups to my guests to ease their hunger until dinner is served.
You can easily double or triple this recipe, depending on the guest list.