Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hot and Spicy Tomato Soup Recipe

Hot and Spicy Tomato Soup Recipe 

I was trying to figure out a way to use up last year's quarts of canned tomatoes and carrots, so I used those in this recipe. However, fresh tomatoes and fresh carrots are listed in the recipe as an alternative.

6-8 fresh tomatoes or whatever equals a quart of tomatoes
4-6 carrots
3/4 c. celery
1 medium onion
1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded
1/2 c. sweet red pepper (I love Carmens, of course), seeded
1 clove garlic
fresh basil  (How much of these herbs? Some. Amount varies according to your taste. Just start with more parsley, not as much basil and even less oregano)
fresh parsley
fresh oregano
2-3 t. sea salt (start with 1 and work up from there)
1/4 t. cayenne

Chop vegetables and herbs. Mix them all together in a large stockpot.
Use blender to puree this mixture, a couple cups at a time.
Return to stockpot. Bring just to a boil, then simmer, stirring occasionally, for a half hour or more, until all veggies are tender and flavors have had a chance to blend. Of course, the longer it simmers, the better (within reason, of course.)

This made about 2 quarts of soup, I think.

I love this stuff. It's got texture and heat and color!

As you can see, I added a generous sprinkle of sharp cheddar on top and a sprig of parsley.

Something else that would be good with this is pepper cheese. But if you're going to melt pepper cheese into it, you might want to use less cayenne.

I'm eating 6-minute boiled eggs these days. Boiling longer than that and the yolks are dry and horrid. Less than that and the yolks are disgusting!!!  (I don't know how the Brits can stand to dip 'toast soldiers' into runny egg yolks! Ewwww.) Any boiled egg tastes better when accompanied by a bowl of tomato soup, especially when you can feel the warmth of that jalapeno! (for hours after)

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Empty Nester said...

Mmmmm...that looks so delish! Trader Joe's has this seaweed snack thingys that I bet would be so good in this soup!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Nothing says fall like soup!
We just had Bean Soup, love the barley not so much the beans.

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Fab - I love the spicey aspect of this soup. Lovely job.


laurie said...

This is perfect for the cooler weather we have been having...looks so warm and comforting!

Tiffanee said...

Oh Hubby would love this one! Thanks!!

Candace said...

I love tomatoes every way except in soup for some reason; however, this soup looks delicious!! I love the spiciness. I might have to give this one a try, Judy!

Cara@HomespunKitchen said...

This looks delicious!

Carla from The River said...

Jeremy makes the best grilled cheese, to go with Tomato Soup! I will give it a try.

Yenta Mary said...

Oh, it sounds amazing! And it's gorgeous, too!!! Lots of warmth and nutrition and love in it, too ... :)

J_on_tour said...

Wow, tomato soup with a kick... "file" & "save as" !!


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