I am off to Brisbane by the time you are reading this and probably will not have access to the Internet for a few days while waiting for them to set up the connection over there. So before i take a little break for a few days, here is another recipe; inspired by the ingenious wife.
It all started off with a bag of tomatoes that were on cheap sale at the market, a dozen of them for AUD2. Clueless as to what we wanted to do with it, we thought we could do a tomato coulis and serve it with some seafood we had. A simple online recipe shows that it required no cooking and was a handful of ingredients that only required stirring it all together.
However one thing lead to another; by the time we had cut up all the tomatoes, we decided to throw it into a saucepan and started to sweat it with olive oil. Once all the juices were out and the tomatoes were soft, we added some stock.
And some garlic, basil, salt and pepper.
After cooking for a good 15-20 minutes, we unexpectedly had a tomato soup base in which we threw in our prawns, squid and fish and we ended up with our own twist of the seafood soup or Zuppa di Pesce (minus the fish stock).
The sweetness of the tomatoes were quite mild prior dropping the seafood in and in the end the result was a refreshing light broth. I think i threw in some bacon in as well for some added flavour. Want it slightly thicker ? Stir in some flour or some cream.
If you want to be a little crazy, sprinkle some cheese over too and eat with toast.
There you have it, a recipe for a simple lunch or dinner. Next time if you happen to have a bag of tomatoes sitting in the fridge, well you know what you can do!