I’m constantly pinning delicious recipes on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to start a challenge where I actually make what I pin. The challenge is called Don’t Just Pin It….Eat It! The theme for this month is Soup & Stew.I had a look through my boards for soup recipes I wanted to try. I even up ended making a Soup & Stew board so I could keep them all in one spot and help me decide on which ones I wanted to try.
I ended up making Roasted Garlic & Tomato Soup from 1001Recipe. com.
Here is my attempt:
This recipe was a little bit more complicated than my usual fare. I don’t often make pureed soups nor do I roast tomatoes or garlic. In fact, this was my first time doing that.
I got all my ingredients ready to go and just had a few items I had to pick up at the store.
I cut my tomatoes in half, took off the top of the garlic bulb and drizzed with olive oil on a baking sheet.
In the oven it went for 45 minutes. My garlic came out looking a little too toasty. I wondered if that was normal.
Then I waited till it cooled because I nearly burnt my fingers off trying to peel the skin off that darn tomato. Once it was cooled to my satisfaction, I peeled the skin and squeezed out the insides of each individual garlic clove into a bowl. I’m a messy cook.
The next step is to saute onions until they are soft. Add two cups of chicken broth and bring to a boil.
Finally add your spices, garlic, tomatoes and butter and simmer for 3 minutes.
Almost there! Next part is where it got a little messy. I don’t own a big blender or a food processor so I had to puree the mixture in my magic bullet. It worked but took a couple steps to get to the finished product.
I garnished with Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper. It was spicy and delicious!