Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Soupe de Tomate - Tomato Soup

As a kid my mother would make for me the usual tomato soup from a can. Was not a favorite of mine. She would then try to dress it up with popcorn, noodles, crackers and stuff to make it more interesting. The only problem the additions did not cover up the tinny taste of the can.

Flash forward years later...we are at Jacques and Lorraine's house in France and what appears on the table? You guessed it, tomato soup. But not just any tomato soup. After I enjoyed the fresh goodness and the meal was over, I just had to ask. What brand soup was that? How was it made? To my surprise it is freshly made and very easy to do (facile à faire).

Here is what you do:

4 medium tomatoes, washed, cored, seeded and cut in quarters
1 medium potato, washed, peeled and cut in cubes
1 medium to large carrot (depending on how sweet you want your soup),washed,peeled and cut in pieces
1 small onion, peeled and cut in quarters
salt and pepper to taste

Put in a large pot, cover with water and cook until all the vegetables are done. Whiz with a hand blender to a puree. Cook for about another 10 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

If you still have some seeds and you want them removed, just pour the soup through a mesh sieve.

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