Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fresh Tomato Soup with Basil (Delia Smith)

I love this soup
Really tasty and goes well with chopped fresh basil
And it's extremely delicious eaten with toasted bread, in my case - sundried tomato bread




First time saw this soup at Yen from Eat Your Heart Out, drooled over it and decided to give it a go. So glad I did! :)




What you need:

600g ripe tomatoes, quartered with skin on
1 medium onion, chopped small
1 medium potato, chopped small
1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
275ml chicken or vegetable stock
1 clove of garlic, crushed
2 tsp chopped fresh sweet basil, to garnish
some cream
salt, black pepper

Method:
  1. Heat oil over medium fire, add onion and potato, cook for about 2 minutes
  2. Lower to low heat and soften slowly without browning, stir every few minutes, about 10 minutes
  3. Add in tomatoes, cook for 1 minute. Pour stock and stir
  4. Season with salt, pepper and garlic
  5. Cover and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes
  6. Blend briefly to puree the soup
  7. Garnish with fresh basil, and swirl 1 tbsp of cream on each bowl before serving

I'm submitting this post to:

* Little Thumbs up with theme of the month of March: "Tomato", organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by Doreen from my little favourite DIY

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 *Cook Like A Star hosted by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo from Eat your heart out and Mich from Piece of Cake
 
 
 
 

4 comments:

  1. Hi Alice, glad u liked this soup! Did your kids eat it too?

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  2. Hi Alice,
    A lovely bowl of soup! And it certainly pairs well with the sundried tomato bread!

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  3. Hi Alice,

    For the month of March, I'm seeing lots of blogging posts cooking Delia Smith's recipes with tomatoes... hee hee. Your soup looks great!

    Zoe

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  4. The soup looks good, and so does the bread!

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