Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Red hot soup for cold days


The weather has turned really cold the last few days, and it's meant to go worse (1deg C). So it's so good to go back home and have something hot and warming...

Lazy hurried people, this soup is dedicated to you. It will warm you up in the cold days (chili, ginger):

For 2 people:
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- a pinch of chili flakes
- 1 clove of garlic finely chopped
- a tsp of sugar

Optional Ingredients to your liking:
- 1 finely chopped onions,
- 1 finely chopped nail sized piece of ginger
- herbs of your choice. basil or cardamon, or thyme, or oregano
- 1 pinch paprika
- Grilled pepper chopped very finely in small sticks

Heat the tomato in a pan, add the garlic, and sugar to your liking to neutralise the acidity and chilli flakes. Once it's hot ,salt pepper, it's ready!

Add herbs and spices to your liking

Variant:
Fry the garlic and onion in a pan, maybe the ginger, add the tomato and grilled peppers, the sugar, once it's hot, add spices, herbs, salt and pepper.

Serve hot with croutons rubbed with a clove of garlic (so that you smell french!).

Source: the fruit of my own laziness

2 comments:

Parker said...

Love this soup. Nice color! You've been tagged on my site.

Christelle said...

Sweet! Thank you very much, i'm flattered!
Glad you like the soup, with the temperatures we have at the moment (and the snow!!)... below Moscow's temperature it seems. Not quite the global warming we were expecting really!