Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tomato Soup

This is a recipe to turn that lifeless can of tomato soup that you get from a grocery store  into a gourmet tomato soup just by adding a few more ingredients. This soup goes well with  the grilled cheese sandwich that I had posted earlier. 

Serves 3
  • 1 can of Tomato soup
  • 1/2 medium sized onion
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock or broth
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • Chili powder, salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, optional
1.Place the butter in the saucepan and melt over medium-low heat.
2.Add the onion and garlic.
3.Stir continuously until the onions are translucent and soft.
4.Puree the onion and garlic with vegetable broth/stock
5.Add the soup into the pan along with the pureed onion. (Instead of using  the canned tomato soup you may add peeled or whole plum tomatoes that come canned as well. Or for those who wants to use fresh ingredients, you can use fresh, chopped tomatoes)
6.Add chili powder, salt and pepper to taste.
7.Bring the soup to a boil.
8.Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 3 minutes.
9.Once the soup has simmered, check its consistency -if the soup is too thick,add more broth/stock until it's the desired consistency.
To create a creamy tomato soup, return the soup to a low heat and whisk in heavy cream.
Serve immediately or store the tomato soup in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and reheat over a medium-high flame before serving.

Source Martha Stewart Show

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