Roast Tomato Soup

20 Jun

A truly beautiful soup, been a favourite of mine for many years, in fact since I discovered Flinders Farm Tomatoes. We use these tomatoes in the restaurant to make tomato chutney and serve them on the steak sandwich. The great thing about them, is they are grown almost all year round. Andrew is a perfectionist, all the ones fit for sale are graded, polished & bagged. The ones that are a bit too big, or small, or out of shape, we buy in boxes of 2nds. And make chutney & this soup!

This recipe is fantastic in cooler weather as the hint of spice in it makes for a really warming experience. And it is easy. Throw it all in the tray, roast, eat! So, to the recipe.

3kg of tomatoes, mixed, try adding in some roma & cherry
1/2 red onion in wedges
1 cup flat parsley leaves
1/2 cup basil leaves
2 tbsp fresh oregana leaves
4 garlic cloves peeled
1 chilli – halved
500ml tomato juice
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 olive oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 +1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
Seasoning : Dash each of Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, apple balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 150deg. Place all ingredients except the seasonsings into a large baking dish. Bake for 2hours until soft and squishy.
Cool until you can touch them.
Pinch off as many skins as you can then blend lightly (I use a stick blender) to a rough consistency. Stir in the seasonings.

Serve with crusty bread, and you could top with rocket and/or parmesan

The occasion for making this soup recently was a Christmas In July dinner at our friends olive grove.  30 adults, sit down dinner, 5 courses & Santa! I did this soup as I thought the colours are very festive & reminiscent of summer, but as it is the middle of winter it really warms you up on the inside. Especially when you’re in a shed in the middle of winter!

Christmas in July Dinner Grampians

Enjoy

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  1. Return to the Grampians – The Harvest « The Brewer's Wife Blog - 16/08/2010

    […] in July dinner was looking great. 30 adults seated, about 5 courses and Santa! Awesome. I made tomato soup which went down a treat, topped with some Main Ridge Dairy chevre. And a few cases of Christmas Ale […]

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