We got a package in the mail from my sister yesterday; the very first package she has ever sent me… What a nice surprise! Turned out to be an engagement gift of 2 cookbooks, one for doughnuts, and one from my favourite comfort food joint in Vancouver, Burgoo. I loooove the tomato soup from Burgoo and so of course I decided that we had to try and make it ASAP. And what a pleasant surprise when I got home from work today as Rock went grocery shopping for once and had this soup simmering away on the stove already. A big bowl of tomato soup along with some grilled cheese sandwiches made with a sliced up baguette and a melty mix of cheeses and dinner is served. Anyway, since Rock is the one who made the soup, here is his post about it:
This is a very simple recipe for a fabulous, tasty soup. You will need:
1 can (190z) diced tomatoes with juice / 2 cups of water / 200 ml of red wine (I used petit Siraz because I love that wine!) / 4 large ripe tomatoes chopped / 1 medium red onion chopped / 3 garlic cloves chopped / 1/2 can of tomatoes paste / 1 and 1/2 tbsp of brown sugar / 1 and 1/2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar / a dash of extra virgin olive oil and a dash for presentation / salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, bring all the ingredient to boil. Reduce the heat and let the amazing concoction simmers for a hour. Remove from the heat, let cold down for few minutes and, with a hand blender, blend and the ingredients together until smooth. Serve hot with a drizzle of olive oil on top !!! Voila !! trop facile… I had some fresh ground pepper and it was very delicious, you can taste the wine but just enough… Everything is good with wine. The grilled cheese was a great side!