Zucchini Soup with Red Pepper and Maple Syrup Coulis

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Recipe — Zucchini Soup with Red Pepper and Maple Syrup Coulis
6 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 large red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 4 cups zucchini, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups chicken bouillon
  • 1 pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of ground Cayenne pepper,
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup 35% cream
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably golden syrup for its delicate flavour)


  1. Preheat oven to 245 ºC (475 ºF).
  2. Place the red pepper on a cookie baking sheet and cook on high, in the oven, until skin blisters.
  3. Turn the pepper to ensure that the skin blisters evenly on all sides.
  4. Remove the pepper from oven, put in a bag or cover with cellophane and let cool. Peel and deseed.
  5. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large pan on medium high heat. Gently sauté the onions along with the zucchini and potatoes. Add the chicken bouillon, nutmeg and Cayenne and season generously.
  6. Bring to a boil and let simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables become tender.
  7. Purée using a mixer or food processor. Add seasoning, if necessary. Keep hot.
  8. Crush the grilled red pepper with the cream and maple syrup to pulp. Reheat.
  9. When serving, garnish the soup with the grilled pepper and maple syrup coulis.

Our proposal to accompany this soup

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At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

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