Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Joe can cook! Episode 11: Tomato Seafood Soup


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!

22 comments:

J said...

You simple and healthy recipe seems to get progressively unhealthier... ;P
(It also sounds extra extra yummy with the bacon n cheese added...)

Michelle Chin said...

When I have a bag of tomatoes, I eat them raw. :P

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Lovely and wholesome. Now I'm inspired to cook it too!

choi yen said...

suitable for a on- diet person like me wor...

Sean said...

this could almost be bouillabaisse too, right? i can't remember what's the difference between french and italian seafood soups ... they both look and sound similar :D

vialentino said...

wah not bad....looks yummy.

thule a.k.a leo said...

wah lah!! husband and wife army created a whole new stuff

Anonymous said...

Как говорилось на Seexi.net Мой мужик меня уже достал! такое чувство, что на него омрачаю наслали или же что-то из этой темы!!! Он не может сыскать никак работу, при том, что он её реально ищет! Вот сегодня, к примеру, он первый работал и хренакс - у него машина сломалась!!! Всё! Какая уж здесь работа- уволен наз! Поздравила его , крича с первым и последним рабочим днем! До этого он устраивался на работу - всё сделал, все доки собрал - вдруг бааа, как оказалось нужна справка, которая стоит очень дорого, опять задержечка, нужно подкопить денег на эту справку , собственно, с сег. дня он и обязан был поработать для той справки.Я вся на взводе! Уже не знаю, что делать! Всё злит, всё нервирует, еще и беременна, и починка планируем сделать, в итоге я работаю, а этот козел не может никак устроиться, а устроился - вот, пожалуйста!!! Успокойте меня пожалуйста, девочки!!!!

Tummy Rumble said...

the tomatoes here are not as nice as the ones u get in aussieland.. Unless you buy the Holland ones or the buffalo tomatoes (which would then cost a bomb), you can't get that nice tomato broth here lah.. hahahha.. unless u use canned ones lah.. so eat all the tomatoes u can there while you can..

- m i c h e l l e - said...

WAHSAI! This one looks good leh! Why never ask me over? *bhb max* See la now no chance to try d. :(

Celeste @ Berrytravels said...

I love tomatoes but I can never seem to eat them as soup!

Iron Chef Shellie said...

oooooo looks soo good! give me that and crusty bread and you won't hear a peep outta me!

sc said...

gosh, miss those cheaply priced yet fesh veggies in australia! the soup looks very delish!

eiling lim said...

cheese with tomato soup.. hmm.. not too adventurous to try. hey the soup pic looks great! And I could see the big prawns and squids..

Niki Cheong said...

Minus the cheese, this looks awesome!!!! OMG!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

niki: cheese is a you suka thing, not compulsory one hehe, awesome hor?

eiling: yes yes, seafood plays a big part too you know.

sc: its the cheap sale b4 the market closes for the day!

shellie: haha not even some slurping action?

celeste: well give it another try, u never know!

michelle: haha good question, nevermind la there will always be a next time.

tummyrumble: true to a certain extent, i used cheap tomatoes though, those they sell last minute ones.

leo: haha somemore coming soon, i hope!

vial: it does hor.

sean: i m prob worse, dont know the difference either.

choi yen: not too much oil and pan frying, just a pot and boil!

ll: i want to c a recipe for your next post!

michelle: cannot la, raw..

j: where got? it just slice or 2 of bacon only haha..

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Mmmm...I'd add bacon, cheese and a generous sprinkle of croutons! =)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbabe: too lazy to stuff some bread bits to the oven if not all set!

babe_kl said...

what a lovely hearty soup ;-)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

babekl: it is not too bad.!

Fui Lemonadelime said...

wondering when will I have a chance to try it :D

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