Sunday, 17 September 2017

Heathens

I just happened to mention at work that I thought Heinz tomato soup was tastier than any home-made tomato soup I'd had. I was accused of being a heathen :-D so today I made my own...
I pretty much used this recipe because it seemed quick and easy. It used lots of the Aviditas tomatoes that I cleared off one of the plants yesterday, along with some of the redcurrant ones.
The sweated onions, garlic, flour and stock was already tasty.
Then the tomatoes were added.
I added the tomato puree and smoked paprika and simmered for a while before seiving the soup. I usually use a blender, so it seemed very wasteful, I'm pretty sure I could have used this for some other tasty dish but we needed to get to the allotment this afternoon so didn't have time.
And, you know what, I think Nigel was right. Home-made tomato soup can be better than Heinz :-)
Thanks to Twenty-One Pilots for the music!

8 comments:

  1. Hienz tomato soup is the only one we ever purchase come the wintry season. It is good, no denying, but we still like to enhance it further by adding fresh or dried herbs, mostly parsley or oregano. sometimes I think why on earth would you blitz so much good tasty homegrown tomatoes to a pulp, but when you have a glut - i understand why, having been in that position in the past. Like the addition of paprika, may add that to the tinned tomato soup next time. We will not have a glut of tomatoes this year.

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    1. We have had to destroy so many tomatoes in the past because of blight, I figured it was at least best to eat them in this way. We've still got two more Aviditas plants which we need to deal with...

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  2. I really don't like Heinz Tom soup so I agree and I think you'res looks lovely. Loving the song choice, I always thinks it's really creepy x

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  3. Tomato soup is on our list of things to do tomorrow.

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    1. I hope yours is as tasty as mine (which I'm eating right now)

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  4. Reminds me of the (only) time I made "Boston Baked Beans" It took two days and the end result was so like the tinned that it was deemed a great success and never repeated. At least making your own tomato soup ensures it isn't too salty or have artificial sweetener, aside from the tomato flavour difference.

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    1. Haha! I don't think I'll be making boston baked beans anytime soon! But maybe tomato soup again this time next year...

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