A few years ago my family visited a small cafe that looked onto a Canal in Wales, it was there that we discovered the best tasting soup ever! We asked the owner for the recipe and she was more than happy to give it to us. We have made the tomato soup plenty of times at home and each time it still tastes amazing. You can adjust the recipe so adding chilli gives it more of a kick or if you want a traditional soup you can leave that out.
The taste of this soup beats any kind you will find from Heinz or any other shop brought soup. So once you have this, it becomes hard for any other soup to taste just as good!
Covent Garden Soup
600 Grams of Tin Tomatoes
1/2 Red Pepper Diced
1 Celery Stick Diced
1/2 Eating Apple
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Carrot Diced
500ml Vegetable Stock
1 Small Onion Diced
50ml Double Cream
50 Grams Of Butter
Step One :
Chop up the carrot, onion, celery and pepper into finely cut pieces.
Step Two :
Melt Oil and the Butter together in pan at a low temperature. Add the vegetables into a large sauce pan once the butter and oil have melted. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, wait until the vegetables have gone soft.
Step Three :
Once the vegetables have gone soft, add the Tin Tomatoes and stock to into the pan and bring to the boil. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Whilst that is cooking chop up the apples into small pieces.
Step Four :
Add the chopped apples to the pan and simmer for a few minutes. After that allow the mixture to cool. Before using a hand held blender to liquidise it to a smooth consistency.
Step Five :
Feel free to add a touch of chilly to give this soup some kick. Serve in a bowl with some hearty bread, add cream to the soup so it suits your desired taste.
This has been a my first ever foodie blog post, let’s hope I have done this right! I adore this soup it tastes amazing and felt it would be perfect to share this time of year since the weather has gotten colder.
Let me know what your favourite type of Soup is? If you try this recipe let me know how it went for you in the comments.