Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Recipe of the Day: Tomato Soup

Home made tomato soup is surprisingly easy and much better than anything you can pour out of a can. It can take on almost any flavors from Mexican to Spanish to Italian to Caribbean and goes great with a grilled cheese sandwich.

Basic Tomato Soup
one small onion, diced (or more or less)
3 - 4 cloves garlic, sliced (or more or less)
one large can tomatoes
salt and papper
stock or water

Saute the garlic and onion in a bit of oil (and/or butter) over medium heat until soft about 3 - 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Puree the tomatoes in the blender.

Add the tomatoes to the garlic, thinning with stock or water to desired consistency. Cook until heated through, season with salt and pepper.

Serve topped with grated cheese.

Here are a few variations:
Add a can of beans; white, black, pinto, or chick peas
Add extra cheese to make a cheesy soup
Add Saffron
Add crab meat
Add milk or cream
Add hot peppers or hot sauce
Add Jerk Seasoning
Add Garam Masala

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