Sunday, November 20, 2011

"creamy" tomato soup

elliekrieger I recently purchased a copy of Ellie Krieger's "Comfort Food Fix".

I haven't "read" through the whole book yet, but since I wanted to make tomato soup for dinner, I flipped through to see if she had a recipe...she did.

I didn't follow the whole recipe, just parts.

"Creamy" Tomato Soup adapted from "Comfort Food Fix" makes 2 servings
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 onion, diced
1 (400 grams) can of diced tomato
1 tablespoon tomato paste
250 grams (about 1 cup) chicken broth
1 tablespoon skim milk
1 teaspoon sugar
sprinkle of salt
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 pinch of dried thyme
parmesan cheese
Italian parsley, minced

Sweat the onions in the oil until transparent.
Add the can of tomatoes, tomato paste and broth.
Bring to a boil then bring down to a simmer.
Cook for about 15 minutes
Add milk, sugar, salt, pepper, thyme, mix well.
Turn off heat.
Whizz until smooth.
Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of cheese and parsley

NOTES: the original recipe called for chives, cream and garlic. I thought adding garlic would be a little too strong a flavor, so I left it out and added thyme instead. I didn't want to go and buy cream, so I subbed skim milk. And I didn't have chives so I used Italian parsley instead.

I liked how easily this soup came together and it was tasty too. I'm making this again and I'm also sending it to Deb's Souper Sundays.

chickenstock p.s. I know I said that you can't find chicken stock in Japan but I had forgotten about the chicken stock at Seijo Ishii (gourmet supermarket), they sell them in 1 cup sizes for 250 yen. In Japanese it is called "torigara soup".

15 comments:

Dennis K. said...

It's getting to become soup weather here too! Brrr.

Lizzy said...

I'm still searching for that perfect tomato soup recipe...this looks like a great contender! Thanks for sharing...and hope you have a wonderful weekend~

K and S said...

hope you keep warm Dennis :)

hope you like this Lizzy :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Japan Australia said...

Tomato soup is a great soup that can be eaten all year round. Sounds really good and the creamy version would go down nicely in the colder months :)

Japan Australia

Barbara said...

Tomato soup, my favourite. Love it for lunch winter and summer.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I have been debating on whether to get that book or not. I don't need another cookbook BUT it would be a shame not to have the full Ellie collection. ;-)

The soup looks comforting and delicious--thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays.

K and S said...

Thanks J-A!

I should try this in summer too Barbara :)

totally understand the dilemma Deb :)

Take care everyone.
Kat

Medea said...

Mmmm this looks fab. I will have to take a look at that book. Dangerous though, I need less comfort and more diet!

K and S said...

she re-vamps comfort recipes into lighter versions Medea :)

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

Chicken stock in a bag with a cute motif on it...I love it!

K and S said...

kinda expensive 250 yen for 250 grams Rowena, but great for soups.

Take care.
Kat

Kathy YL Chan said...

Mmm this sounds perfect for cold weather! I always crave creamy soups and French onion soup around this time of the year! :)

K and S said...

hope you like this Kathy :)

Take care.
Kat

K said...

Yum I love tomato soup!

K and S said...

hope you like this K :)

Take care.
Kat