A new take on the beloved red soup. This soup has, apparently, become famous worldwide. I kid you not. I have friends visiting malta asking if they will ever be able to sample this amazing liquid. It is only a tomato soup at the end of the day.. or is it?

You will need:

  • about 6 large tomatoes, chopped and deseeded (tomato seeds are amongst the most commonly found things in an appendix on removal.. urban legend? Hmm, better not take our chances on this one)
  • a stock cube, preferably vegetable
  • 1.5 litres of water (ideally boil some of it so you’re not adding cold water to your ingredients)
  • onion, finely chopped
  • oil/ spray oil for frying
  • 1/3 packet Knorr tomato soup
  • corn flour
  • 1/2 a fresh chili, very finely chopped
  • tobasco sauce
  • a blender, peeled and chopped (no, not really..)

This soup is a hot take on the original red soup or it can also be dubbed the cheater’s version due to its inclusion of packet soup. I’m not sure if it makes a big difference but I see it as insurance if you’re not entirely sure about the outcome of your soup.

Fry your onion in spray oil or any frying oil, gently adding water to soften the onion and prevent it from burning. Add the chopped chili and continue frying and stirring.

Add your tomatoes and continue cooking and stirring. When your tomatoes have softened a little bit, add the water and stock cube and let the mixture boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add 1/3 packet of the powdered soup and quickly hide the packet, or leave it out entirely if you prefer. Add hotness with the tobasco sauce, according to taste.

Leave your soup alone for another 5-10 minutes and when your tomatoes have softened sufficiently blend the mixture. After blending, mix 2 teaspoons of corn flour with a half glass of water and add to your soup. Continue cooking. Add more tobasco and pepper.

Comments are appreciated.. say your bit!