New Year's Day Bloody Mary Soup
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sweet red bell peppers
seeded, cored and minced
seeded and minced
grated zest only
salt and black pepper
slices for garnish
A new twist on the conventional "hair of the dog bloody mary" on New Year's Day.
Melt the butter in a heavy large pan over low heat.
Add the celery, red pepper and jalapeno pepper.
Cover the pot and sweat the vegetables over low heat until very soft, about 30 minutes.
Stir in the tomatoes, tomato juice, lime zest, horseradish, and salt and pepper to taste.
Cook over medium heat 5 minutes.
Process the soup in a food processor fitted with a steel blade or a blender until smooth.
Return to the pan and stir in the vodka, caraway seeds, lime juice and Worcestershire.
Heat until hot.
Ladle the soup into mugs and garnish with dill sprigs and lime slices.