Wednesday, November 5, 2008

roast tomato soup!!

Not much to offer this week but this little gem of a soup recipe as I’ve been working my “little” (I wish) a– off!;) Our pizza chef had to return home due to a death in family so I was drafted into the kitchen for the last 2 weeks. I normally tend to work on the counter in La Cucina but it was nice to work in the kitchen for a change. I’ve decided to spend more time in there as I do really enjoy it but it’s pretty hard work, when we change the place around I’ll probably be in there anyway so I might aswell get used to it. The only thing I find is that after cooking all day, the last thing you want to do is cook when you come home so the recipes might be a bit lacking over the next couple of weeks. I have been taking pictures of the daily grind in La Cucina so I’ll probably do a couple of posts on behind the scenes.

Soup is really popular in La Cucina and we can’t keep up with the demand at the moment. During the last week we had, roast pumpkin, potato and Italian sausage, cannellini bean and parma ham and today I made this roasted tomato recipe. I often make this at home and have to say it’s absolutely delicious.

 

what you need:

 - 500g cherry tomatoes cut in half.

 - 1 red onion cut into large chunks

 - 2 cloves of garlic

 - 500ml chicken/veg stock

 - 10 basil leaves

 - sea salt and black pepper

 - 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

 - olive oil

what to do:

 - pre-heat your oven to 150 degrees.

 - place your tomatoes, garlic and onion in an oven dish, season and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

 - cook for about an hour and a half until the tomatoes are nice and soft. Add your basil leaves about 5 mins towards the end.

 - add your stock and liquidize.

 - serve with some crusty bread and a drizzle of chilli oil if you like.

buon appetito!!

p.s. we’ve been listed in this great new comprehensive list of food blogs from around the world, check it out here

Posted by LOR&BRU in 22:08:51
Comments

7 Responses to “roast tomato soup!!”

  1. marie says:

    First of all, congratulations on being in the top 100! What an honor, thats so awesome!
    You always make the prettiest soup Lor, the colors are amazing. I said it before, and I’ll say it again. “I want your camera!!”

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yum, i have a similiar recipe – but i add red peppers. Your splash of balsamic vineger sounds interesting so i’ll have to try that.

    Well done on your listing.

    Leda

  3. Jen says:

    Oh that is so getting made tonight – nom nom nom! I’m craving just those very flavours! Beautiful photos, Lor.

  4. Dawn says:

    Congrats on the listing! great blog and I love La Cucina. Your staff are so friendly, especially the Italian girl on the counter. Best pizza in Limerick as well! :-)

  5. mmmmmmmmmmmm you cannot beat fresh homemade tomato soup!!!!

  6. Kate says:

    Congrats Lorraine on making it onto the top 100 list. This soup looks great – it’s nice to have something warm like soup for lunch when the weather is as bad as it is at the moment.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Dawn – glad you like LC, must tell Sejla(Italian girl) about your great praise, she’ll be well chuffed:)

    Thanks everyone:)