Jan 14 2011

Comfort Food Spicy Tomato Soup

Cooking up some yummy comfort food today
spicy tomato soup katherines corner
What You Need

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
coarse salt and ground pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
4 cups roasted tomatoes (canned, jarred or made by you see recipe below)
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup cream ( half n half or milk is fine too)
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
Fine mesh sieve or food mill
Additional, your choice of one or all :Fresh cilantro leaves, croutons and red-pepper flakes, for serving

Let’s Make It! In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft (about 12 minutes). Add cumin and coriander; cook, stirring, until fragrant. Add tomatoes, sugar, and 1/2 cup of cream and 1/2 cup of water water, stir well and  cook until warmed through. In batches, puree soup in a blender until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids). Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Stir in butter and season with salt and pepper. Serve soup with crusty croutons, chopped cilantro (or cilantro leaves) and red-pepper flakes.
Serves 4

Roasted Tomatoes
2 cans (28 oz. each) whole peeled tomatoes
3 garlic cloves (crushed)
3 Tbsp olive oil
Large roasting pan

Before You start: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Let’s Make it! Place tomatoes in a large roasting pan. With your hands or a large fork, roughly tear each tomato into 1-inch strips. Add garlic and drizzle oil over top. Roast until mixture thickens and holds a trail when you run a knife through it60-90 minutes) rotate the roasting pan halfway through the cooking time. Use immediately, or let cool, then refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 1 week.

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  1. MishMish

    Oh, this sounds so good!

  2. Heather

    I love tomato soup, and I bet the roasted tomatoes make it even more delicious! Will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Odie Langley

    I printed it off and will definately try this one. Thanks so much for these tasty recipes.

  4. Allyson Pecilunas

    Yum! Looks delicious I will have to try that!


  5. PoetessWug

    My husband has warm memories of tomato soup from his childhood. I've never made it for him in all the 32 years I've been with him!!… *slapping my hand…"Bad Wife!* So….maybe now is the time! :-)


    Thank you, Thank you for this.
    Lisa xx

  7. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    I'm not a big soup person, but that one sounds tasty.

  8. Dom at Belleau Kitchen

    wow this really looks good and I love the idea of roasting the toms first to get extra flavour! I'm a big soup maker but never tomato although this one does look exceptional I may just have to give it a try x

  9. Michelle

    This looks delicious and perfect for such a cold day. Can't wait to try it!

  10. Donna

    LOVE tomato soup, especially GOOD tomato soup! Thankyou for a great recipe!!

  11. Boobies

    I totally need comfort food!

    This looks fantastic!

  12. The Quintessential Magpie

    Sounds delicious, Katie! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us. I like food with a little kick, and I've always been a big tomato soup fan.


    Sheila :-)

  13. Jojo

    Yum! Tomato soup is pure comfort!

  14. Dee

    Wow, home made tomato soup. Brings back child hood memories and the desire for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. :)

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  16. ~*~ saskia ~*~

    I have tomato soup on my menu for tomorrow!!
    Wishing you a sweet Saturday, Katherine xx

  17. tales from an oc cottage

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I am ALL over this!!!THX!!!

    m ^..^

  18. Kat

    Oh my goodness, that looks and sounds delish and perfect for a cold not-so-Florida like weather we're having. Yum!


  19. Martina

    That recipe sound so good! Hot soups ate a life savour on winter days, and i love tomatoes! Have a lovely sunday!

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  21. Miss Sara

    This is right up my alley & the weather we've been having has me craving soups. I will def. give this a try. Thanks! :)

  22. Debby@Just Breathe

    Definately comfort food. It looks delicious! Thank you.

  23. momondealz

    Yum! Thanks for following Momondealz! I am following back.

  24. La Petite Gallery

    On a cold day Tomato bisque is
    my favoeire with fresh basil.
    This sounds so good i am going to try it. Thanks,

  25. Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes

    I love tomato soup, it's such a winter comfort food! It would go nicely with my recent post about maple muffins for dessert . . . Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend!


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  27. Hyde

    New follower. This sounds fantastic!

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  31. vicki haley

    This sounds really good for a cold night. We love tomato soup with grilled cheese after church on Sunday night. Thanks for sharing it, Katherine!
    Happy Sunday!

  32. ♥LOVE2COOK♥

    Tomato soup makes me drool!!! Super yummy ;)

  33. A Gracious Home

    I will have to make this. I am still using canned tomato soup. Shame on me. Doylene

  34. ~Debra

    Yum yum yum! That looks amazing!

  35. Splendiferous Girls

    I love tomato soup and this one looks so yummy…



  36. Biz

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  37. Liz

    Thanks for the recipe! It looks delicious. There is something so comforting about soup in the winter!

  38. Jen

    your soup sounds wonderful!
    Stopping by from Say Hi Sunday
    jen @ messhalltobistro.blogspot.com

  39. Brandi

    Great Recipe! I wish I would have found this sooner to try when it was a bit colder! But that won't stop me from trying it!!

    Thanks for sharing it! I am a new follower from MBC and will be checking back often :)

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