Wednesday, 7 October 2009

tomatoes...

So the summer is finally ended; I think we are officially in Autumn now but still things in my garden are trying their hardest to continue growing. We still have a mini glut of tomatoes.

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Now that the weather is turning colder one of the nicest things to do is make tomato soup - {yum and super easy}. To be honest when I do this I don't usually use a recipe for quantities etc as so much of it just depends on how thick, thin etc you want the soup, or how much garlic you like to add etc. Just do whatever suits but here goes a rough recipe that can be adjusted as needed...

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To serve 2 (double up quantities as needed)

8 medium size tomatoes
1 or 2 Garlic cloves
Onion
A glug of olive oil
Half pint of good vegetable stock
I ring the changes with the flavourings sometimes using italian herbs, marjoram, oregano etc from my garden or rosemary which goes nicely with the tomato.

Chop tomatoes into halves, quarters etc depending on size
Put in an oven proof dish
Add desired herbs and a clove or two of garlic
Glug olive oil over them
Roast in oven at for about 20, 30 mins - this helps to bring out flavour.

Meanwhile fry an onion in a little olive oil
When tomatoes are ready, add them into the pan with the onion
Add enough stock for desired thickness of soup
Heat for about 10 mins

Use a food processor to blend
add back to pan, reheat and voila!

5 comments:

stephanie said...

Oooh, good call on tomato soup! I am going to make some roasted butternut squash soup this weekend, but tomato might be next on my list. Thanks for the recipe!

Yiota said...

I love soup and I have some ripe tomatoes from my village. I'll give it a try. I like the pictures. It's amazing how you can make art from simple things.

Catherine said...

Yum! Roasted tomato soup is the best. I hope I get a glut of tomatoes growing like you for the end of summer.

Casie said...

I've just put in my tomatoes. Hopefully I'll have excess so I can try this recipe too.

Christina said...

this sounds so good! it would be wonderful, on this cold night.
xo