Tomato Soup

tomato soup

During high school I worked at a restaurant called Spud’s Rotisserie and Grill and it was such an awesome learning experience. The owner and chef, Peter, was like the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld (if you remember that).
I worked there with a few of my best friends and we had a little bit too much fun sometimes but also learned a few things.
Peter taught us some valuable cooking skills like how to chop cilantro without chopping off a finger and how to roast red peppers or make the most amazing croutons in the world. He is very gifted and is famous in our town for a few things. One is the ceasar salad dressing….wish I could remember how he made that. Another was his Roasted Tomato Garlic Soup…oh so yummy.
Anyway I was thinking about that soup recently and happened to find the recipe on the restaurant’s website! YAY! So I thought I would share it with you. It is super easy, healthy and so delicious.
6 whole, peeled garlic cloves
5 red tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1 jalapeno pepper, coarsely chopped
1/2 red onion, cut into rings
dash of pepper and kosher salt
Slice tomatoes 1/4 inch thick (I just halved mine….cause I’m lazy) and place in a shallow baking pan. Top with jalapeno, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and roast in preheated oven (375) for 45 minutes until slightly blackened. Then blend in batches in a blender until smooth.
One hilarious thing about this post is that one of my friends who used to work there with me also just wrote about this very same thing on her blog since we had been talking about it recently. Great minds think alike! Hope you enjoy this recipe!

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6 Responses to “Tomato Soup”

  1. Yum! I am going to have to try this. Thanks for posting it!!! I miss you!

  2. Bryce says:

    I am totally going to try that. Do you have a picture of what it looks like after it’s been in the oven? My mouth is watering already!

  3. Erin says:

    I didn’t take a picture of it after the oven time. The recipe says until slightly blackened but it doesn’t usually get black in my oven…just really soft and kind of browned in some areas.
    I hope you guys try it! Let me know what you think! Oh—it’s good with sour cream on top!!!
    Charlsie–perfect easy meal for busy mommies! And it doesn’t tend to turn out spicey at all even though it calls for jalapenos. Although I know your kids can take the heat.

  4. Jill says:

    That is too funny! Our posts are almost identical.

  5. Micah/ Aunt Mimi says:

    ERIN! When I read your blog, I feel like I am back there. :) And then I snap back to reality and discover that I am just in Government class…Hmmm. Lame. Well…I DID do my assignment first. :) I love you and miss you so much! Seriously. A LOT more than I was planning on. Tell the girls I love them! And Chris too. :)

  6. Bryce says:

    We’ve tried it and it is reeeeeeeally good! I’ll admit amy liked it more than I did, but I think I didn’t have the proportions right cuz I made a little more than the recipe said. Anyway, we are giving it another go tonight. I may add a little something else to it…. cuz that’s what I do. I’ll let you know.

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