Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tomato and Basil Soup...

With the last of the summer tomatoes a couple of weeks ago I made a Tomato and Basil Soup... 

from this fabulous Donna Hay magazine...
full of great easy things to make and with lots of the ingredients already here in the cupboards...
And not too much work as I still don't have full movement of my arm...

Our Basil as well...

Recipe is under and I adapted it from the magazine...

Cheat's Tomato, Basil and Bread Soup

~ 2t vegetable oil
~1 brown onion, finely chopped
~ 2 cloves garlic, crushed
~ 400g can whole tomatoes
~ 410g tomato puree
~ 2t granulated sugar
~ 2C chicken or vegetable stock
~ 1/4 C roughly chopped basil leaves
~ sea salt and black pepper
~ 2 thick slices Italian style bread, crust removed, torn into large pieces
~ shaved Parmesan Cheese to serve

~Heat a large deep frying pan over high heat
~ Add oil, onion and garlic and cook for 2 m or until onion is softened
~ Break up whole tomatoes with fork and add to the pan with the puree, sugar and stock
~ Allow to simmer for 5 m or until the soup thickens slightly
~ Stir through the basil, salt, pepper and bread
~To serve, ladle into bowls and top with the Parmesan

Serves 2

Without the Parmesan...

And with the Parmesan...Easy Peasy!!!

Bon Appetit...Dzintra