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gardening-girl



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 1:14 pm    Post subject: Tomato Soup Recipe Please  Reply with quote    

As i don,t like tomatoes, I,ve never made tomato soup, but I have this basket of the damn things looking at me.
I,ve made passata, but would like to make something a bit different.

sean
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Simon Hopkinson's Cream of Tomato Soup:
50g butter
2 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped
2 celery sticks, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
700g very ripe toms, skinned and chopped
pinch of sugar, salt and pepper
750ml chicken or veg stock
10 basil leaves
125ml whipping cream.
Sweat the veg in butter until soft.
Add toms, sugar, salt and pepper. Allow to cook for a bit.
Add stock and cook for 15 mins, adding basil towards the end.
Liquidize.
Sieve.
Add cream.
Reheat gently (do not boil).

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Heinz.

Sorry but it is my comfort food.

gil
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cathryn wrote:
Heinz.

Sorry but it is my comfort food.


Same here.
Especially after going to the dentist. Childhood memories.

judith



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I like roasted tomato soup best. I don't really have a recipe, but just bung the onions, tomatoes, garlic and herbs in the oven for 45 mins - 1 hour. A few courgettes wouldn't hurt either. Then whizz up everything with some chicken stock, season and add some extra basil. You can run it through a sieve if skins and seeds bother you, but I mostly don't unless I'm trying to be posh.

gardening-girl



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How you make your soup Judith, is just how I do my passata(without the stock), the roasting does give a nicer flavour.

judith



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Essentially do exactly what you do to make passata and then thin down to the consistency you like with some chicken/veg stock. You could also leave some tomatoes unsieved if you would like some chunks in there.
(I think Delia has a rather nice recipe if you need precise quantities, but it is pretty forgiving.)

jema
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A homemade tomato soup is a wondrous thing Heinz is insipid by comparison

gil
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
A homemade tomato soup is a wondrous thing Heinz is insipid by comparison


I think that's the whole point when I feel bleuch. I don't want my tastebuds challenged or over-excited. Bland food.

judith



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is the Delia recipe and this is HFW's.

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Darn it. I now have a sudden desire for tomato soup.

GG - there are also several variations on the theme in the recipes database.
A.

Bebo



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
I like roasted tomato soup best. I don't really have a recipe, but just bung the onions, tomatoes, garlic and herbs in the oven for 45 mins - 1 hour. A few courgettes wouldn't hurt either. Then whizz up everything with some chicken stock, season and add some extra basil. You can run it through a sieve if skins and seeds bother you, but I mostly don't unless I'm trying to be posh.


Thank you for reminding me of that (I've made the Delia one in hte past). Onions, garlic, courgettes, tomatoes and basil now roasting in the oven

otatop



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Delia's Roasted TS is brilliant. From memory (well, this is how I do it) - cut toms in half and put in roasting tin cut side up. (Delia skins them, but I don't bother). Sprinkle with chopped garlic, ground black pepper and torn basil. Drizzle with olive oil. Roast in a hottish oven until the edges are blackened. Meanwhile, boil (a) potatoe(s) in whatever quantity of water. When toms are ready, scrape the lot, including the juices and the burnt crusty bits, into the potato and water - and whizz in the blender. So yummy! Mmm, roasted tomato soup with hot baguettes. Heaven!

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
I like roasted tomato soup best. I don't really have a recipe, but just bung the onions, tomatoes, garlic and herbs in the oven for 45 mins - 1 hour. A few courgettes wouldn't hurt either. Then whizz up everything with some chicken stock, season and add some extra basil. You can run it through a sieve if skins and seeds bother you, but I mostly don't unless I'm trying to be posh.


That's exactly what we had for lunch (sieved as well - not 'cos I'm posh bit I don't like the tomato skins )

otatop



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 09 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm waiting to get bored with tomato salads so that I can fry them in butter and have them on toast. (Shhh - or on bacony fried bread).

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