It has been two years since I started blogging. Today I would say exactly the same as last year. Although I slowed down little bit, still enjoy blogging. I hope you enjoy my posts, like the recipes and photographs and all I hope for that there will be more to come in years and you will still be here. Just want to say thank you and send you my best smile!
Today again I have for you an anniversary recipe for tomato soup. In the middle of winter you need and kick of vitamin C so why do not sprinkle warm soup with some gremolata? Enjoy!
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, peeled and diced
tsp brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 x 400g tinned, chopped tomatoes
about 1.2l vegetable stock
freshly ground black pepper
handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
zest of whole large lemon
To prepare gremolata mix all the above ingredients just before serving.
In large pan fry the onion on the olive oil and after few minutes add the sugar. Fry until the onion is softened and add the garlic. Fry for about 2 minutes, then add the vinegar, stir and leave it to bubble away. Then add tomatoes, hot stock, stir, bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Using hand blender whiz the soup until smooth, season with salt and pepper and serve with some gremolata on the top. If it seems too thick you can add some more stock.