It’s only been a short while since I was praising the joys and simplicity of making stovetop tomato soup and now, only weeks later, I shall have to eat my words, as well as my soup, as I’ve found an even better recipe! In the oven! And, miraculously, it’s even simpler than the one I’d been raving about. Really. As one no longer has to peel off the skins! Hallelujah! (It was the hardest part.)
The tomatoes above I secured at the local farmer’s market this morning all for three dollars! Seriously! They were all a bit deliciously ripe, so their shelf life was probably somewhat limited from the farmer’s perspective, but they were precisely what I was seeking: organic heirloom ripe tomatoes. Yum! Perfect and thank you so much! Don’t they look scrumptious? Because they are.
So what I did was cut them up into chunks, adding a chopped red onion, and a couple of cloves of sliced garlic. I put them in my lovely green Crueset baking dish, drizzled a bit of olive oil over them, added a smidgeon of salt and white pepper, and popped in the oven for an hour and fifteen minutes at 350 degrees F. Then they look like this.
And then I served with a very good freshly baked sourdough bread, brought over from the coast this early morning, slathered with sweet butter. Fabulous!
If one were so inclined a bit of cream could be added to the soup as you heat it, an even richer version for chilly, rainy weather.
Either way, enjoy!
Love and kitchen blessings,
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Posted on September 28th, 2013 by Kathryn
Filed under: People at Life