Nov 05 2009
This is a German recipe, that I modified, from the Internet chefkoch.de . I have posted it on various occasions.
I found this cute little container while I was on vacation in DC last summer. My son doesn’t like to eat soup, but if you serve it in a cute tiny bowl with an even tinier spoon, he will eat it all.
1 kg (2 Lbs)Tomatoes, diced
1 small Onions, diced
2 cloves Garlic
3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Tablespoon Basil, dried
1 Tablespoon Oregano, dried
1/2 teaspoon Thyme, dried
1/2 teaspoon Marjoram, dried
1/2 teaspoon Rosemary, dried and ground
750mL (3 Cups) of Beef Stock
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
1 Tablespoon Gin*
4 Tablespoons Crème Fraiche
In a large pot saute the onions and garlic in the vegetable oil until the onions are soft. Add the tomatoes and all the dried spices and cook in the pot for 15 minutes with the lid on. Then pour in the beef stock and let cook for another 5 minutes. Then take off the heat and put entire soup into a food processor or blender and puree. Then return to pot and to medium heat and add the tomato paste and the gin. Stir until completely mixed in.
Once the soup is in individual serving bowls add 1 Tablespoon of Crème Fraiche to each bowl and stir in. This will make the soup much thicker.
*Gin is an absolutely necessary ingredient for this recipe. You can leave it out, but it will just not taste right. I heard you can also use Sherry, but I have never tried it.
Goes very well with these homemade Garlic Rolls.