Saturday 5 January 2013

SOUPS!! tomato gin soup!



Yellow butter 30gms
Sliced onions 20gms
Chopped garlic 10gms
Sliced carrots 10gms
Celery 10gms
Leeks 10gms
Flour 30gms
Tomatoes 400gms
Vegetable stock 800ml
Salt and pepper to taste
Sugar 5gms
Cream 10ml
Gin 60ml


Croutons and chopped parsley


Melt butter, sauté onions, garlic, carrots, leeks and celery for a few minutes. Add in chopped tomatoes, flour and salt. Stir until tomatoes become soft and release moisture. Now add in stock, stirring continuously, bring to a boil. Remove scum and simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain and reserve the liquid puree the mixture in the blender. Add back to the liquid. Reboil, adjust consistency and seasoning. Add sugar, restrain, reboil, check the seasoning and add in gin.  Pour into 4 soup bowls, garnish and serve piping hot.

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