Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tomato Basil Soup


充滿夏天氣息的 Tomato Basil Soup!(我們需要!)因為有玉米就加了些,更好味!三樣都是夏天的當季蔬菜。友前一排問我拿食譜,今日做後馬上寫,順便貼埋。幾簡單美味的一道湯呢。

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» Serves 4

» Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound (500g) ripen tomatoes, cored, cut into small pieces
  • 20 leaves basil, coarsely chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ bay leaf
  • 2 cups (500ml) water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

» Instructions
  1. Melt butter over medium heat, add onion and a pinch of salt, cook until soft but not brown, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, basil, thyme, bay leaf, and a teaspoon of salt, cook until tomatoes fall apart, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add water, cover and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  5. Take out fresh thyme and bay leaf, purée soup. Add salt and pepper to taste.

» Notes:
  1. It’s important to use flavorful and ripen tomatoes for this soup. I usually use Early Girls or heirloom tomatoes from the farmer’s market. If your tomatoes weren’t prime, add a tablespoon of good tomato paste.
  2. Can replace butter with extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Sweet corn compliments this soup very well, add about ½ cob of corns to the puréed soup if you had any on hand, and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  4. You can also roast the tomatoes with oil, garlic, salt, pepper in 400F (200C) oven for 40 minutes before add to the onion.

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