Friday, 7 October 2011

Speedy Tomato Soup

This is a basic recipe for soup, and as it happens I'm having it for tea myself this evening. Now if you wish to spice it up then a pinch of crushed chillies will add the desired heat, alternatively a handful of small cooked pasta shapes or mixed beans added at the last minute turns this soup into a meal. This is a proper speedy soup if like me, you use prepacked chopped frozen garlic and frozen chopped onion  (using both straight from the freezer!)

Makes 1ltr

400g Can chopped Tomatoes or 400ml passata
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 Small onion, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
400ml Chicken stock

Sweat the garlic and onion in a medium sized saucepan with the lid on for 4-5 minutes on a medium heat. Do not brown the onions. Tip the canned chopped tomatoes  or passata into the saucepan. Refill the can with boiling water and dissolve a chicken stock cube in the can, empty the stock into the saucepan.

Bring to a boil, add the salt and sugar. Reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes.

Remove from the heat and using a hand blender, blend until smooth. Serve either hot or cold.

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