Tomato & basil soup
(serves 1) Chef Amit Choudary, Bloomsbury’s, Abu Dhabi
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 2 hours Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp finely chopped garlic 2 tbsp finely chopped onions 3 medium-size tomatoes, roughly chopped 2 tbsp roughly chopped celery 2 tbsp roughly chopped leeks 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil pinch sugar pinch salt Method: 1. Heat oil in pan and sauté garlic and onions over very low heat until translucent. Add tomatoes, season and cook over low heat for 1 hour, stirring regularly, until tomatoes are almost mashed. Add celery and leeks and simmer for 1 hour. Sieve through a fine strainer and stir in basil. Check seasoning, add sugar if required and serve hot.