What would you do if someone handed you some tomatoes and said, “I want some tomato soup’? That is what happened to me today. Here in Korea, Campbell’s soup just isn’t a luxury. However, homemade tomato soup isn’t that hard to make. I began making it like this when we were in Romania when my kids were small. It is actually an adaptation of a recipe for something else they eat in the Ohio Valley. This is what I did:
I began by cutting the tomatoes up. Next, I put them in a sauce pan and put some water in the sauce pan and let it boil for a bit. When I was satisfied the tomatoes were getting soft, I mashed them in the water that was already in the pan. I decided I needed more liquid, so I added a cup of water to the tomatoes.
Next, I got out a skillet and melted about 4 pats of butter. Next, I put some flour in and made a paste as if I were going to make gravy. After that, I poured the pureed tomatoes and water from the other pan into the skillet.
I mixed it all in and let it simmer. While it was simmering, I added 2 tablespoons of sugar to take the sharpness out of the taste of the tomatoes. I salted it to taste. It really wasn’t that hard.
The tomato soup turned out quite tasty!