Monday, October 31, 2011

Roasted Tomato Soup

Happy Halloween everyone!

I hope you are enjoying the holiday and indulging in all of the candy and other sweet treats that you possibly can.  Haven't had any candy yet?  Go find a child.  I give you permission to steal a handful from them if need be.  Let's be honest, they probably don't need extra energy anyways. 

Am I even allowed to say that?  Probably not.  Oops.  So, don't do that.  Or do.  Just do it politely.

Speaking of candy...Kaston and I popped into Target yesterday for a few things and somehow managed to leave with 4 bags of candy.  How is that even possible?  And it's not like we got it for the trick-or-treaters since we don't get trick-or-treaters in an apartment building...Needless to say there is a candy coma going on in this household.

I know this is a little last minute for a Halloween themed dinner...however it's a quick and incredibly simple soup to throw together.  So if you've got some time, grab the cauldron and get to brewin' this "bloody" tomato soup.

Roasted Tomato Soup... 
with skull and crossbones grilled cheese

Ingredients: Serves 2
  • 1 lb tomatoes (I used several different types)
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • Fresh herbs (I used thyme)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Shredded cheese and Basil optional for topping
  • Optional (but highly recommended): Grilled Cheese
1. Grab those delicious looking tomatoes and slice em' up.
2. Grab a few sprigs of fresh herbs.  Also cut up the onion into pretty thick slices.
3. Place onions, tomatoes (cut side up), and herbs on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a generous amount of salt and pepper.  Set oven temperature at 375° and roast for 30 minutes.
4. I roasted the garlic in my fancy shmancy little garlic roaster.  It you don't have one of these odd little contraptions, wrap the garlic up in some foil and throw it on the baking sheet.
5.  After thirty minutes your tomatoes and onions should be nice and soft.  Grab them out of the oven and heat 2 cups of chicken broth with 1 tablespoon of tomato paste in a medium sauce pot.  Slide all of the goods off of the baking sheet and into the pot.  Let this simmer for 15-20 minutes.  After simmering, transfer contents into a blender and give it a whirl.  Consider your preference for texture while doing this.  Because it's totally up to you!  Put everything back in the pot and add the heavy cream.  Keep over low heat until ready to serve.
6. I topped mine with shredded gruyere/cheddar and a little bit of basil.
7. Time to EAT!  Or make your grilled cheese...
8. Shiver me timbers.
9. Now it's definitely time to eat!

By the way...I would love to hear about or see any treats you cooked up for the Halloween weekend! 

Coming Up: Halloween will soon be over and you'll need a way to get rid of some of that extra candy you've got hanging around.  Don't worry...I have a scrumptious little recipe to solve that problem.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

1 comment:

  1. SO WELL PHOTOGRAPHED EM. I love the laced doily on the table that totally sets the soup...why must these delicious things look so appetizing. I don't think I can make these things, but I WANT them.

    Also. Do not promote the theft of candy from children, you little booger.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...