Thursday, November 5, 2009

Smooth Tomato Soup with Crispy Capers and Oregano

Tomato Soup with Crispy Capers and Oregano
4 servings

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 brown onion, chopped
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
3 cups (750ml) tomato purée
1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
1 tablespoon olive oil, extra
1 tablespoon salted capers, rinsed
2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
1 ~ 14 ounce can cannellini (white) beans, drained
shaved or grated parmesan, to serve

Heat a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the oil and onion and cook for 2–3 minutes. Stir in the balsamic and sugar and cook for 1 minute, add the tomato and stock, stir and bring to the boil and cook for 10 minutes.

In the meantime, heat a small frying pan over high heat. Add the extra oil, capers and oregano and cook for 1 minute or until the capers and oregano leaves are crispy. Watch carefully, the oregano leaves burn easily. Set aside.

Stir the beans through the soup, ladle into warmed bowls and top with the capers, oregano and parmesan.

Recipe adapted from Donna Hay

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