Hearty Indonesian Tomato Soup
This soup may sound exotic, but it’s easy, healthy and absolutely delicious, and it will warm your body and soul during cool days.
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2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil; preferably organic
2 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoon minced ginger
2 tablespoon minced galangal (Indomesian ginger) or regular ginger
2 cups chopped onions
2 28 oz can whole, peeled canned tomatoes; preferably organic
12 ounces coconut milk; preferably organic/unsalted
1 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, to taste
4 tablespoons sriracha, or (hot sauce of your choice) to taste
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a large pot, drizzle the olive oil over medium heat.
Add the garlic, ginger, and onions. Season with salt and pepper and stir until softened. (5-7 minutes.)
Add tomatoes (crushing each by hand), tomato juice and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tomatoes have cooked and are well incorporated. ( 30 minutes.)
Remove soup from heat. Puree the soup in a hand immersion blender or a blender, until almost smooth. (3-5 minutes). When using the blender, do small batches at a time, and place a towel over the top for caution.
Add fish sauce, cilantro, lime juice, sriracha (hot sauce) and sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Blend or stir again.
Optional: Serve with a drizzle of evoo and/or toasted croutons or cubes of grilled cheese. Yummo!
Recipe Courtesy of Dr. Clara Young