I love tomato soup. It's just one of those comfort foods that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I've been seeing all these “roasted” tomato soups on pinterest and I thought, “I'm going to grill the tomatoes to kick the flavor up a notch with the addition of smoke and char”. That is exactly what the grill does in this case, it adds flavor depth that you CANNOT achieve with your broiler. My husband said this recipe was a “plus one” which is his way of saying, “this is awesome, please make this again”.
I paired the soup with Crostini sandwiches held together with mini bambo skewers. This accomplishes two things 1) this makes it easy to dip the sandwiches into the soup, 2) the crostini (ie, toasted bread) can be served by themselves as croutons in the soup. The presentation on the crostini skewers adds visual pop and dimension to the plate, and it just looks cool and would be fun to serve to kids as its something different from your average sammy.
Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Crostini Skewers
- 14 medium tomatoes on the vine
- 4 garlic cloves, skin removed
- one shallot
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 large bunches basil
- 1 tblsp olive oil, plus more for drizzling on the tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper (or to taste)
- 1 baguette
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 lb salami or cappicola ham
- 1/4 lb provolone cheese
- 1 bunch of arugula
- 1 jar roasted red peppers
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I think this may be your best post yet. Awesome!!
Quit meddlin’, dad! 😛
That looks like a serious winner, Robyn. I’m a fool for a good tomato soup.
The soup and sandwich both look and sound outstanding
That sounds sooo good! It’s on the list for this weekend.
I just pinned it, stumbled it, and I’m going to make this. Love the crostini idea too.
Jeff, let me know how it turns out for you!
thanks Chris. Let me know how it turns out for you!
I’m in love with those little crostini skewers! Not to mention the soup. I’ll wait to make the soup until next summer when I have fresh tomatoes, but will be skewering bread in the very near future. Pinned!
Love the crostini idea! The soup sounds fantastic too!