Sunday, January 8, 2012

Uh yeah. That's delicious.

It has happened.

I have finally consumed tomato soup.

I know that it's not really ground-breaking but I have gone my whole life without touching the stuff. I (rightfully) blame my parents. They said it tasted (and I thought it looked) boring and gross.

Enter a new recipe, 2011. Rave reviews by foodie friends. I decided to try it and I am so glad I did. It is delicious. The flavors are so rich and complex. Paired with a some Pao de Queijo (Brazilian cheesey bread), it's basically tomato soup and grilled cheese for adults.

Tomato Soup
1/2 c butter
1 c celery, chopped
1 c onion, chopped
1/2 c carrots, shopped (like chopping, only fancier)
1/3 c flour
2 28 oz cans whole tomatoes
2 T sugar
1 T basil
1 T marjoram
1 bay leaf
4 c chicken broth
1 can coconut milk
1/2 T paprika
1/2 T curry powder
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

Melt butter. Sautee vegetables until soft. Add flour. Add remaining ingredients up to chicken broth and simmer for 45 minutes, covered. Remove bay leaf and puree in blender or with immersion blender. Stir in remaining ingredients. Devour.

But seriously. Even Ava literally licked her bowl clean.

These are the happy, airy, doughy, crunchy, little pao de queijos (and they're gluten-free! but like traditionally GF, not GF after substitutions). Find the recipe here.


  1. Oh my.....yuhuhum!!! Definitely making this.

    P.S. I've never shopped a carrot. How do you do that? ;)

  2. Okay - this does not even come close to resembling Campbells tomato soup - any recipe that starts with 1/2 cup butter has to be good!

  3. Can you really, in good faith, actually call this tomato soup? It needs a fantastic name... it has coconut milk in it...... Looks amazing. must try later.

  4. I tried this recipe a couple weeks ago and loved it too. Was very impressed with the taste. Way better than other tomato soup recipes that called for fresh tomatoes.

  5. This summer you should totally grow some tomatoes and then I will come up to see you and teach you how to can tomatoes and then next winter when everything is cold and dreary you can make this soup with your OWN canned tomatoes, then you will cry with joy, promise to name your next child after me and feel amazingly invincible.
    (How's that for the world's longest run on sentence?)

  6. This Brazilian cheese bread things? Crack in cheese bread form. Delish. Someday you should meet my fresh tomato soup. A little labor intensive as it involves peeling fresh tomatoes, but a great way to get rid of the piles of tomatoes a summer garden drops on you all too suddenly.