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Summer Chilled Tomato Ginger Coriander And Lemon Grass Soup ©

August 12, 2017

 

 

 

 

There is nothing like home grown summer tomatoes!

 

 

 

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Easy

 

 

 

Preparation time: 1/2 hr

Cooking time :1/2 hr

 

 

 

For 6 persons

 

 

 

Ingredients

10 ripe summer tomatoes cut up roughly

1 large onion grated

2 tbs butter

1 thumb size piece of fresh ginger

1 stick of lemon grass, sliced i half

1 tsp coriander berries

1 chilli if you like it hot

1 tsp sugar

salt to taste and freshly ground black pepper

 

Accompaniment

 

2 cartons of ‘Fage’ Greek Yogurt

1 tbs chopped fresh mint or basil or coriander

A sprig of fresh herb to garnish

 

Method

  1. Chop tomatoes roughly and reserve in bowl.
  2. Peel and grate onion on large holes of grater. Place in saucepan along with 2 tbs butter and fry gently over a medium heat until transparent, approximately 4 minutes.
  3. Add ginger cut into four, lemon grass sliced in half long ways and coriander berries, a Chilli if liked. Toss in oil for another two minutes. Do not allow the onions to burn.
  4. Add roughly chopped tomatoes and simmer for half an hour.
  5. Remove lemon grass only and pour soup into a Mouli, first with the large holes and the second time with the small holes.
  6. Place in soup tureen and chill thoroughly and serve garnished with a sprig of fresh herb and a table spoon of ‘Greek Yogurt’ to which you have added chopped mint or coriander or basil.

 

 

Summer Chilled Tomato Ginger Coriander And Lemon Grass Soup ©

 

This is what you are aiming for.

 

Summer Chilled Tomato Ginger Coriander And Lemon Grass Soup ©

1.Chop or grate peeled onion.

Summer Chilled Tomato Ginger Coriander And Lemon Grass Soup ©

2. Place in  medium sized saucepan with butter and sweat over a medium heat until transparent, 4 minutes.

Summer Chilled Tomato Ginger Coriander And Lemon Grass Soup ©

3. Chop washed tomatoes into chunks, discarding the core.

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4. Peel thumb sized piece of ginger and slice into 4. Slice lemon grass in two, long ways and measure out 1 tsp of Coriander seeds.

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5. Add to saucepan along with a small chilli, if you like it extra spice and cook for 2 minutes.

Summer Chilled Tomato Ginger Coriander And Lemon Grass Soup ©

6. As the soup simmers the juices will come out of the tomatoes.

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7. Simmer for 1/2 an hour.

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8. Place “Mouli” over a clean saucepan and  remove lemon grass only, from soup. Pass soup first through large holes and then change filter and pass through the smaller ones.

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9. Garnish soup with a sprig of mint or basil.

Summer Chilled Tomato Ginger Coriander And Lemon Grass Soup ©

10. Final result!

 

Summer Chilled Tomato Ginger Coriander And Lemon Grass Soup ©

12.  Serve along with Greek Yogurt and chopped mint, or basil or fresh coriander.

Summer Chilled Tomato Ginger Coriander And Lemon Grass Soup ©

Just the thing served in hand made pottery from the island of Sifnos.

Summer Chilled Tomato Ginger Coriander And Lemon Grass Soup ©

Bon appétit!

Summer Chilled Tomato Ginger Coriander And Lemon Grass Soup ©

 

 

 

 

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