Wednesday, August 05, 2009
It has been raining for about an hour now.I watched the black clouds coming toward the house from the gulf.Was a lot of thundering first but now just a steady rain and dark skies. Good sleeping weather Hard to not just go jump into the bed.
Here is recipe for Italian Tomato soup that was in my local newspaper.It is from a cookbook called The Too Many Tomatoes Cookbook by Brian Yavin.
I normally don't use a recipe for my soups but I do for a speciality kind.I made it exactly according to recipe the first time and yesterday I made it again but added a few more spices. Both times I did use my immersion blender to make it smoother. Hubby thought it would be better with a can of reg tomato soup thrown in.I refused as that defeats the whole purpose of making it from scratch.
Italian Style Tomato Soup
2Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cloves garlic,crushed
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup potato
1/2 cup carrot
2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
3 cups,chicken,beef or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon red wine vinager
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
Grated parmesan cheese for garnish
heat the oil,oregano and garlic in a pot over medium heat stirring until garlic starts to brown at the edges. Add the onion,carrot and potato until potato and onion begins to brown an carrot is softening.
Mix in the broth, tomatoes,sugar,salt,pepper and simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes or until roughly 1/4 of liquid has evaporated and veggies are completely tender, store hot with grated parmesan cheese.
Makes about 5 cups of soup
Ok I used chicken broth the first time and 2 cups chicken and 1 cup beef the 2nd time all chicken was better.
In the 2nd one I added 1 teaspoon thyme and 1/4 cup of chopped celery. I put veggies in blender and chopped fine both times. I also used less olive oil in second because of calories. My second pot came out to about 376 cal or 75 cal per cup. And I did use my immersion blender but it would have been ok with doing that. I did not use any parmesan cheese.I might try it next time.I just forgot to sprinkle any on the soup when I ate it.
I thought it was good.It will not taste like a canned soup.I thought it was an easy recipe. It would make a good base for a veggie soup too. What kind of tomatoes you use will certainly change the taste also.I only use Del monte Italian.
I may use something else other than olive oil next time.
Bill brought in my burnt pan last night and I soaked it overnight and I couldn't believe it but it came clean as could be.I thought I would have to throw it away.
Ok nothing much new.My eating is so up and down.Just can't get my act together.
Have a good day.