Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there. You are in our hearts more than you know. Some of us will be celebrating with our fathers with a dinner, or cake or just a visit. For those of us who have lost our fathers...well, we think of you year round .... but today - we miss you very much.
What better dish to highlight now than one from Gwyneth Paltrow's book My Father's Daughter.
Slow-Roasted Tomato Soup
from My Father’s Daughter by Gwyneth Paltrow
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or more, as desired)
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 fresh, large basil leaves
1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, with juices
16 pieces slow roasted tomatoes (8 whole tomatoes), roughly chopped
Sea salt and ground black pepper
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until soft – be careful not to burn. I actually let my garlic bur because I thought I would look away for just a moment and yeah…next thing you know I am tossing out burnt garlic and slicing more cloves.
Anyway, add the basil leaves, tomatoes and juice, and 1 1/2 cups of water. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer it uncovered for 40 minutes.
If you are making version #1 of Gwyneth’s recipe then you ought to break some of the tomatoes with a wooden spoon. (I made version #2…more on that in a minute) Add the slow-roasted tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
Now, on to version two which is to say, do all the steps above but add milk.
Tip into food processor and blend.
You may need to heat it up a bit more. I happened to have made a loaf of buttery white bread that morning so what a perfect companion to this soup.
Linking this to Kahakai Kitchen and Souper Sunday event
Absolutely loving this book.
Happy Father's Day. I miss you Dad.