Believe us, this combo of flavours works perfectly for this tasty soup that we recently served at our first ever Gintastic weekend
Ingredients (serves 6)
1 kg of ripe tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons of freshly chopped thyme
2 tablespoons of freshly chopped sage
1 tablespoon of freshly chopped (or dried) oregano
1 large onion, roughly chopped
1 fat clove of garlic, roughly chopped
50 grams of butter
500 ml of vegetable stock
1/2 cup of gin
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil (roughly 2 table spoons)
Heat your oven to 200. Place the halved tomatoes into a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil and toss with salt, pepper plus the thyme & oregano. Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet – pop in the oven for 20-30 mins until the tomatoes soften.
While the tomatoes are cooking; heat a large pan with the butter and a little olive oil; add the onion & garlic and sweat down. Once the tomatoes are cooked, add those to the pan, stir well to combine adding the sage, stock & finally the gin. Simmer away for 20 mins.
Blend the soup until smooth; serve in warmed bowls with freshly made croutons, decorated with a sage leaf & a drizzle of cream.
Bon Appétit !