I love a good Tomato Soup this recipe is simple but tasty, using rosemary and thyme to give it a herby taste. Once again most of these ingredients are taken from my Aunts garden in Spain but you can use shop bought tomatoes, I would say try and get some organic tomatoes for extra sweet taste!
A Knob of Butter
Olive Oil 1 tbsp
Fresh Tomatoes 7/8 Large Chopped Roughly
2 Carrots Diced
1 Large Onion Diced
2 Celery Stick Diced
2 Garlic Cloves
1 tsp Paprika
2 Rosemary Twigs Chopped Finely
2/3 tsp Brown Sugar
Salt & Pepper
Rosemary Flowers & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sprinkle the brown sugar on the tomatoes and set aside.
Heat the butter and olive oil in a deep pan and add the onions, carrots and celery. Cook gently until softened but not browned. Once soft add the garlic and rosemary and cook for a few minutes. Then add in the paprika.
Stir in the tomatoes with the brown sugar, and let this simmer for 15 minutes.
Add 1/2 pint water and keep simmering. Season to taste.
Cook for 20 minutes.Using a blitzer blend the soup until smooth.
Serve into bowls drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and thyme leaves and place 3 rosemary flowers on for decoration…these taste amazing with the soup!