Sunday, November 20, 2011

"creamy" tomato soup

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.

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".


Dennis K. said...

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

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 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.

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.

Perogyo 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.

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.

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.

K said...

Yum I love tomato soup!

K and S said...

hope you like this K :)

Take care.