Mmm… Fresh Tomato Soup From Scratch
Mrs J picked some tomatoes the other day, enough that it was worth the trouble to bring out the juicer:This is a Breville unit, and it makes juicing a snap – separates the skins and seeds and fills the little container with juice and foam. Dump the juice into a big pot and start boiling. It will can foam over at first so you have to watch itWe started with about 5-1/2 quarts, added a pureed sweet onion, a dash of ground cloves, allspice, some chicken base, salt and pepper, and reduced that to about 2 quarts. Don’t go overboard on the spices, it is going to concentrate the flavors as it reduces. They do add a great aroma to the kitchen! You can always add more when it’s thick enough. I suppose you could add thickeners to it and not reduce it all the way, I may test that with the leftover soup to stretch it out some. Add a grilled cheese sammich and you have the classic lunch. I had some odds and ends of cheese so I used them in these, a bit of Swiss, provolone, cheddar, Monterey jack, and American. Olive oil is a tasty substitute for butter when you grill.
Posted on August 25, 2017, in Back to Basics Cooking, Fun with Food, Gadgets, Garden, JeffreyW, Recipes and tagged grilled cheese, lunch, tomato soup. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Mmm… Fresh Tomato Soup From Scratch.