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Tomato and Basil Soup

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Despite the good and sunny weather here where I am, I've been cooking a lot of soups thanks to my new soup maker. Just throw all your ingredients into the little machine, step away, wait and you can enjoy a simple and hearty meal in less than 30 mins. I usually use whatever ingredients I have at hand. I used canned tomatoes, feel free to use fresh. You can omit the heavy cream, but I like the slight creaminess and depth it adds to the dish and it helps to cut through the tartness of the tomatoes.

Tomato basil soup

Tomato and Basil Soup

Printable recipe
By Pig Pig's Corner

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: serves 2


Ingredients:
  • 1 large onion - coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic - peeled and crushed
  • 1 can (400 g) plum tomatoes
  • 1 can water (measured using the can from canned tomatoes)
  • 2 tsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbs heavy cream
  • A few splashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves
Directions:
  • Place onions, garlic, plum tomatoes, water and brown sugar into the soup maker and press the "smooth" button. Once finished (15 mins), mix in a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce and cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Lastly, stir in basil leaves just before serving.
OR
  • Saute onions until soft and translucent. Add garlic and fry until fragrant. Pour in canned tomaotes, water, sugar and bring to boil. Leave this to simmer for about 10 mins then blend until smooth before stirring in Worcestershire sauce and cream. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Lastly, stir in basil leaves just before serving.
Tomato basil soup 1

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