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With the ingredients I have left to make my starter, you might understand why I've been at odds and
So after 2 weeks of procrastination I went through the store cupboard ingredients and fell back on one which is never missing from my pantry - canned tomatoes.
Lucky for me today was chilly enough to attempt a something which has had me stumped almost everyday since I first got my ingredient list.
Tomato Leek and Date Soup
1 large Tin of Whole canned Tomatoes
2 Large Leeks washed and finely sliced.(White part only)
1 Clove of Garlic
10 Fresh Dates (stones removed)
1 Green Chilli
Salt and pepper for seasoning.
Garnish : A small piece of leftover leek and thinly shredded and deep fried until golden brown
In a pot, fry the leeks, garlic, chill and dates until the leeks are softened.
Add the rest of the ingredients with about 350ml water and simmer for about 1 hour.
Check the seasoning and adjust to taste.
Purée the soup until smooth.
Serve hot, garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and fried leeks.
How good is this soup? Very good, just look at the bowl...yummy!