Let me start by saying I am a vegetarian and Bobby Flay makes me want to eat a grilled pork chop with a side order of flank steak. He is the grill master. Big R received this cookbook for Christmas a few years ago and we really have only tried one or two recipes from it so far. SO this weekend I decided it was time to break it out again and try something new. I came across his recipe for Black Bean Soup with Toasted Cumin Crema and Three Relishes. Big R honestly was not too enthused at first but I reminded him we had fresh shrimp to throw on the grill that could go on top.
(I should clarify that I am not a true vegetarian-I'm apparently a pescatarian-a fish/shellfish eating vegetarian:)
This soup was ABSOLUTELY delicious with the perfect amount of heat and seasoned to perfection! I altered it slightly due to the fact that I didn't have or couldn't find a few of the ingredients but overall I followed it pretty closely. Big R said it was the best soup he has ever had. Must have been the cup of red wine added to the black beans:)
*This picture below is not of the actual soup I made because I forgot to photograph and lets be honest, this cute little orange pot was much better looking than the beat up rice steamer I cooked in:)