Friday, 3 February 2017

WARM TOMATO & MOZZARELLA SOUP

Tomato soup is my favourite Winter and Summer go to dish. It's frightfully easy to make and better than a shop bought one. I serve it warm in Winter and chilled in Summer. 

I'm big on enhancing the natural flavours of the ingredients I use and ultimately buying the best ingredient is a must for this dish.

I've used some specific Tomatoes in this recipe (San Marzano Plum Tomatoes) as in my opinion they're the best tasting ones. You can use any Tomatoes you prefer or have access to and the Tomberries can be omitted in this recipe. 

I prefer using Plum tomatoes as they have less water content and I find they're sweeter particularly when sun ripened. 

This also works as a perfect starter for your guest if you decide to throw a dinner party and it's fuss free. Most of the ingredients are available in most grocers or Supermarket.


 

Ingredients 
400g of San Marzano Plum tomatoes 
100g of Tomberries
200g of cubed Buffalo Mozzarella 
1 finely diced Banana shallots
1 litre vegetable stock or Chicken stock
1 clove of Garlic
10g of Greek Basil
1 tablespoonful of Olive oil
1 teaspoon of butter 


Method 
Add the Olive oil and butter to a saucepan and place on a low heat.
Add the diced Onions and fry gently for 5 minutes.

Add the Garlic and fry for a further minute on a low heat. (This will allow the flavours of the Garlic and Onions to infuse perfectly into the oil).

Add the chopped Tomatoes (on a medium heat) and fry for 30 seconds.
Add your preferred stock and cook for 10 minutes.

Using a frying pan, dry roast the Tomberries for a smoky taste and set aside. 

Transfer everything into a blender and blend into a silky smooth consistency. (All necessary precautions should be taken when dealing with hot food). 

Transfer the blended soup into the saucepan (on a low heat this time).

Add the Mozarella pieces which will begin to melt after a minute. 

Turn the heat off and serve immediately. Sprinkle with the roasted Tomberries and Greek basil. 

 

Serve with any crusty bread or preferably a slice of toasted Sour dough bread with a Garlic and coriander dressing. 




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