Monday, July 05, 2010
It's Just Too Hot!
Anyhow, you might wonder what I cook on those “very hot” days. As much as I love salads, I also love spicy foods when the weather gets warm. The sweating that spicy food brings about actually ends up cooling me down. First I sweat balls and then I feel calm, cool and collected again.
I made this sweet and spicy soup last week and my husband loved it. The next day he actually asked me where the left-over soup was- something he never does. It was delicious indeed, and boy was it easy to make. I just bunged some tomatoes into a pan, added a little herb and vegetable broth, a few chopped spring onions and three tablespoons of mesquite sauce. I bought this particular one at a Dutch shop called Cook & Co. You can replace it with any other mesquite sauce or even with a spicy barbecue sauce.
Serve it piping hot!
Spicy Summer Soup
700ml broth of choice
1 kilo vine-ripe tomatoes, chopped (don’t bother peeling or de-seeding them)
3 chopped spring onions
3 tbsps mesquite sauce
Put the first three ingredients in a pan and allow to cook on medium heat for about 15-20 minutes. Remove pan from the heat, puree the soup and add the mesquite sauce. Stir thoroughly and serve.