VINE TOMATO AND SWEET POTATO SOUP
Serves 4 TOMATOES are at their season peak right now – so why not benefit and be thrifty too? Nip down to your local veg market and there’s bound to be a box of squidgy tomatoes at a knock-down price, just perfect for making soup.
Ingredients: ●● 2 TABLESPOONS olive oil ●● 2 CLOVES garlic ●● 2 LARGE onions – chopped ●● 200ML red wine ●● 1 TABLESPOON tomato purée ●● 1 SWEET potatoes – peeled and diced ●● 900G vine tomatoes ●● 850ML chicken stock ●● SPRIGS of thyme
●● SPRIGS of rosemary
Method ●● 1. In a large saucepan heat the olive oil, add the garlic and onions and sauté briefly, add the red wine and reduce by half, then add the tomato purée, sweet potatoes and tomatoes and stir. ●● 2. Add the chicken stock, thyme and rosemary and bring to a simmer – leave for about 30 minutes. ●● 3. Blend in a liquidiser, pass through a sieve and season to taste. ●● 4. When ready to serve, reheat the soup – pour into bowls and drizzle with crème fraiche.
Nutters Restaurant, Edenfield Road,
Rochdale. Tel: 01706 650167 @Nutsfood on Twitter