Tomato Soup


2 medium onions, chopped roughly

2 table spoons sugar

1 clove garlic crushed

2 sticks of celery chopped

A few sprigs of thyme

6 medium tomatoes diced

1 cup of vegetable stock or water

1/2 teaspoon all purpose seasoning

1/2 teaspoons ground coriander

handful of chopped herbs (chadon beni, parsley, Spanish thyme)

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil for cooking


1.  Heat oil, in heav bottom sauce pan

2.  Add onion and sauté until translucent on a medium heat

3.  Sprinkle sugar evenly over the onions cover with a piece of parchment paper and turn down to low heat

4. Cook onions until they start to brown and sugar is slightly carmelised

5.  Add chipped tomatoes and thyme, stir and cook for five minutes

6.  Pour enough stock to cover, and leave to simmer gently for 5 to 10 minutes

7.  remove thyme sprigs pour soup into blender and purée

8.  Strain and return to pot add paprika, all purpose seasoning and coriander and simmer for 5 minutes

9.  Add chopped herbs and salt papper to taste

10.  Serve with garlic bread on favorite bread and butter