Tomato Soup

Another lovely soup.  I did this one with fresh tomatoes from the market but it can be made with tinned.  My local market is Surrey Street Market in Croydon and they do the most amazing bargains on fruit and veg.   These tomatoes were only a pound a bowl and they were lovely ripe, red, vine tomatoes.  

Ingredients:

About 1400g of fresh tomatoes

1 onion, chopped

1 small carrot, chopped into small pieces

1 stick of celery, chopped into small pieces

1 vegetable stock cube

A small cup of water

A couple of pinches of sugar

Salt and pepper

Splash of Worcester Sauce

Squirt of ketchup

Two dessert spoons of creme fraiche or cream

Method:

Soften the onion, carrot and celery in a pan for ten min or so (or put in the microwave with a splash of oil, cover and cook for about 4/5 min).

Add roughly chopped/quartered tomatoes and a cup of water to pan and bring up to simmer.

Add stock cube. Simmer gently for about 10 min.

Blend.

Sieve.

Add seasonings: salt, pepper, sugar, ketchup, Worcester sauce.  Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.

Stir in creme fraiche.

Serve with a an extra dollop of creme fraiche or a swirl of cream.

Some garlic bread or a crusty loaf and butter would go down lovely with this.

Advertisements

Talk to me!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s