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Coconut Cream of Tomato Soup

  By Sarah Gordon  ,

November 4, 2015

This delicious soup with ginger and lemongrass has a creamy texture and fragrant aroma. It is reminiscent of traditional cream of tomato soup.

Ingredients

1/4 cup onions, diced

1/2 of a small carrot, diced

1/2 of a yellow, orange or red pepper, diced

1/4 of a celery stick, diced

10 ripe Roma or 7 medium sized vine ripened tomatoes

1 hunk peeled ginger, thumb sized

4 cups filtered water

1 stalk lemongrass, cut into thirds

2 T coconut oil

3 T white rice flour

1 can coconut milk (full fat is best)

1 to 2 tsp. Himalayan salt (or to taste)

1 T agave nectar

fresh basil

Directions

In thick bottomed medium sized saucepan, sauté:

onions, carrot, yellow, orange or red pepper and celery

Stir every minute or so until the onions are glossy, about 5 minutes.

While mixture is sautéing, puree in a blender:

tomatoes, ginger and water

Add puree to saucepan with:

1 lemongrass stalk, cut into thirds (about 12 inches long)

Simmer soup for 30 minutes. Take off heat, remove lemongrass stalks, and put soup in a bowl or other large container vessel. Soup needs to be pureed before next step. Use an immersion blender or blend in small batches.

In now empty saucepan, make a roux:

Melt coconut oil and stir in flour

Whisk continuously on low heat until thickened for about 3-4 minutes.

Whisk 2 cups of soup at a time to the roux mixture.

Whisk it in and let thicken, then repeat process with another 2 cups until all soup is added. It is important to gradually add soup puree to roux and let soup thicken slowly in between every addition.

Add:

1 can coconut milk (full fat is best)

1 to 2 tsp. Himalayan salt (to taste)

1 T agave nectar

Let soup simmer for another ten minutes before serving. Garnish soup with fresh Thai basil.

Notes from Sarah:
There are several steps to this recipe. Basically, the soup is made, pureed, added to a roux, slowly thickened, and finished off with coconut milk.

This recipe is from Sarah Gordon of Tamales Especiales and Revolution In The Kitchen http://www.revolutioninthe.kitchen/

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