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Hotroot Soup

Hotroot Soup is a very spicy soup dish favored by otters. However, many other creatures enjoy it, too.

The main components of the soup are river or pond shrimp (sometimes referred to as "watershrimp"), leek, onions, and a fiery spice known as hotroot pepper. Hotroot pepper or ditchnettle pepper gives the dish its spicy kick. Additional ingredients and spices can include bulrush, garlic, potatoes, horseradish, reed mace, starwort, mare's tail, and burr reed.

In Salamandastron, a notable hotroot soup-eating contest occurred between Thrugg and his sister Thrugann. After a very “heated" contest, a tie was declared by Abbess Vale.

Hotroot Soup Variations

  • In Triss, another version of hotroot pepper called Red Firebrand Pepper was said to come from lands far across the sea. It was much spicier than the regular type of hotroot pepper.
  • A concentrated version of the soup, called hotroot sauce, is also used to enliven other dishes.

Hotroot Soup Recipe

A producible recipe for hotroot soup is published in Tribes of Redwall: Otters and The Redwall Cookbook. An alternate, fictional version appears in The Great Redwall Feast.

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