Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Roasted Tomato and Corn Soup (for two)


The only thing that takes a bit of time to put this delicious soup together is roasting the tomatoes, during which time your kitchen takes on a wonderful aroma. If you want to be able to get this soup ready in less than 15 minutes, have the blended, roasted tomatoes ready ahead of time.

Ingredients:

  • 8 - 10 ripe, medium sized tomatoes. roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil. divided
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water with 2 rounded tsp better than bouillon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp chili
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro or green onions
Method;
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray roasting pan with cooking spray.
  2. Spread chopped or quartered tomatoes on pan along with peeled, whole garlic cloves. Drizzle with half the olive oil and sprinkle with cumin. Roast 30 - 45 min or just until tomatoes are soft and begin to brown on the edges. Cool
  3. To medium cooking pot, add the rest of the oil, the onions and jalapeno (if using). Cook until tender, about 5 minutes, then add corn and cook until it starts to brown. Add broth.
  4. Blend cooled tomatoes in blender, adding milk a little bit at a time. *
  5. Add tomato puree to pot, along with coriander and chili.  Bring to simmer. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  6. Top with chopped green onion or cilantro and serve with crusty bread.
* I'm not sure if this is the answer to stop a curdling problem, but it has worked for me. I use 2% milk. In general, whole milk or cream work best for any cream soups. Also, add any salt if needed, at the end.


5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous soup :)

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

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  2. Looks delicious!! Could frozen tomatoes be used?

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    1. I would try them. I'm not sure how they would roast because of the liquid but maybe just blend them as they are and simmer the soup a little longer. I use canned tomatoes for another recipe. This would be the same. It may just change the flavor a bit. Add spices as needed.

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  3. Mjammie. Looks "lekker". I know all ingredients. I can translate it into Dutch. But what is jalapeno?

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    1. A jalapeno is a small, dark green chili pepper. It adds heat, if you like that.

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