Creamy red pepper coulis

    25 min

    A simple, yet highly flavoured sauce, made from reducing down red peppers, shallots, white wine and chicken stock. Soured cream is stirred in at the last minute. This coulis goes well with either chicken or fish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 red peppers, seeded and chopped
    • 2 shallots, chopped
    • 125ml white wine
    • 125ml chicken stock
    • 125ml soured cream

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add red peppers and shallots; saute until soft. Stir in white wine and chicken stock and simmer over low heat until reduced by half.
    2. When the mixture is reduced, stir in soured cream and transfer the mixture to a liquidiser. Puree until smooth. Reheat before serving if necessary.

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    It's not often I'm this impressed when I try a new recipe. I often rate the recipes I try highly, with five stars, but it's difficult to differentiate when something I try is even better than that. This one is. I was tempted to used roasted red peppers for this, thinking the fresh red bell peppers wouldn’t provide enough flavor. Wrong. I added some fresh minced garlic for complexity and depth but other than that I didn’t deviate from the recipe and, other than adding salt and pepper, won’t the next time I make this either. Interestingly, it was equally as delicious without the sour cream as it was with it. I served this with “Simply Parmesan Chicken,” recipe also from this site, and linguine, but the possibilities for using this are endless.  -  22 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was pleasantly surprised by this sauce. The only change I made was adding 3 cloves of garlic (I may add more next time). Once the sauce was pureed, I poured it back into the pan and tossed in some cooked jumbo shrimp for two or three minutes and served it over rice with a side of steamed green beans. This was a nice change from the usual cream sauces and not as heavy.  -  03 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was great! As recommended, I added 3 cloves of garlic and did not have sour cream so used dairy cream instead and it was wondeful! I served over white fish and it was a big hit at dinner last night.  -  20 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)