Soups are perfect for when you're having a cold or when it starts to get cold outside. I grew up with having soups for dinner and one of my favorites has always been tomato soup. Maybe because it was easy to make or just because me and my mom loved tomatoes.
I have several different tomato soups to choose from in my recipes, but I wanted to add another flavor profile to the soup by roasting the tomatoes first. And by all means it payed off.
- 2 pounds (1 kg) ripe tomatoes
- 1 serrano pepper (I roasted two, and used one for the topping)
- 1 onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 2 cups (500 ml) water
- 2 teaspoons chicken base
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- Salt, pepper
- Some olive oil
- 5 thin slices prosciutto roasted to crisp in the oven
- a dollop sour cream
- roasted serrano pepper
Preheat the oven to 400℉ (200℃)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Wash tomatoes and cut into eight pieces. Peel onions, cut in pieces and peel the garlic cloves. Cut the chilies in half and put it all on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast the vegetables in the oven for 35-40 minutes.
Transfer roasted vegetables together with the roasting juices into a pot and add water, chicken base and thyme. Bring to boil and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Remove the thyme sprigs and puree soup. Seasoning with salt and pepper to taste..
Serve the soup immediately with the toppings.