8 May 2012

Tomatoes Soup & Eggs

Tomatoes Soup with Boiled Eggs is a very appreciated soup by Portuguese, it´s both tasty and healthy.
Portugal produces tomatoes in different regions so you can find many typical food recipes using this vegetable. It´s also very appreciated as Jam.
To cook Tomatoes Soup I use this recipe of a Portuguese website and, so far, it´s my favorite one. This is how it´s done:


~ 1 Onion
~ 2 Garlic cloves
~ 1 kg peeled Tomatoes
~ 400 gr Potatoes
~ 2 dl Olive oil
~ 2 leafs Bay Laurel
~ Salt q.b
~ 1 teaspoon Sugar
~ 6 eggs
~ Vinegar q.b
~ 1 liter Water


1.   Peel vegetables, cut the onion, garlic and tomatoes in small pieces. Cut potatoes in halfs.

2. In a soup pot, put the onion,  garlic, bay laurel leafs and the olive oil. Take it to medium stove for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and let it cook for another 5 minutes mixing well.

3. Add 1 liter water, potatoes and salt. Cook 15 minutes. 

4. Remove laurel leafs, put the vegetables in a blender and reduce to soup.

5. In a separate pan, boil the eggs in water seasoned with salt and 2 tablespoons of vinegar.

6. Serve each plate of soup with one egg and decorate with fresh parsley.

     Tomatoes soup can also be served with cubes of toasted or fried bread.
     Enjoy :)


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