Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup

Again we are trying to be on a strict weight-loss diet! This is not the first time..tried and failed several times before!! Well..let's see what happens this time! ;)
My today's dish is a soup. Roasted tomato & basil soup. Roasted tomato, garlic & pepper gives it a spicy & smoky flavour which is really awesome. It's a simple dish but really a good one. Does't matter if you are on diet or not..I am sure you are going to love it.

Ingredients for "Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup":

  1. Cherry tomato 350 gm (Serves 2 person)
  2. White onion 1 medium 
  3. Chilli 1 (de seeded)
  4. Garlic 5+2 cloves (chop 2 cloves garlic finely)
  5. Basil 6-8 leaf
  6. Chicken stock 1 cup
  7. Wheat flour 1 tea spoon
  8. Salt (according to taste)
  9. Black pepper (freshly ground)
  10. Chilli flakes (according to taste)
  11. Olive oil 2 table spoon (you can use 1 table spoon butter and 1 table spoon olive oil)
  12. Few drop cream for garnishing (optional)

How to make "Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup":
  • Wash &cut cherry tomato into halves. Cut onion into quarters. Slightly crush 5 cloves garlic.
  • Preheat your oven and make your baking tray ready with aluminium foil.
  •  Arrange vegetables on baking tray. Drizzle 1 table spoon olive oil on them. Sprinkle salt and freshly ground black pepper. Give a nice toss. 
  • Put it in oven and roast for 12-14 minutes (or little more if needed) at 250°C.
  • Transfer to a blender. Add basil and whiz them until smooth.
  • Heat up a pan. Add table spoon butter/olive oil. Stir in chopped garlic and chilli flakes. Fry until fragrant.
  • Add flour. Stir few times. Turn off the heat and add chicken stock. Mix it well so there is absolutely no lumps. 
  • Turn on the heat and bring it to boil. Add tomato-basil paste. Mix well. Shimmer for 5-7 minutes over low heat or until it comes to right consistency. Adjust salt & pepper.
  • Pour into serving bowls. Decorate with few drops cream & a basil leaf if you like.
  • Serve hot with seasoned croutons.

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