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Monthly Archives: July 2011
I pulled this recipe off Michael Symon’s book Live To Cook and followed it exactly as printed but added a pinch of habanero powder for more heat, more garlic to lower my blood pressure and clear my allergies and basil to garnish.
First sweat one whole medium red onion (chopped) and a pinch of salt in a pot with 2 tablespoons of olive oil for 2 minutes. After add 5 cloves of garlic (sliced) and continue to sweat for another 2 minutes.
Add 28 ounces (2 cans) of tomatoes with their juice and one and a half cups of chicken stock, bring to a simmer.
Then add 3/4 cup heavy cream, 2 tablespoons of Sriracha sauce, one tablespoon of oregano and simmer for 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes the soup will reduce to about half.
Put 1/2 a cup of blue cheese in a blender
Add the soup to the blender, work in batches if needed.
Blend until smooth
Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean pot
Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
I’m accompanying the soup with seared albacore and a salad with spinach, cucumber, bacon, fresh raspberries and raspberry vinaigrette.
Reheat the soup and garnish with basil before serving.
If you want one of the greatest most traditional sushi experiences you’ll ever have head down to Kantaro Sushi in Torrance, CA and order the Omakase (Chef’s choice). For $39.50 per person Chef/ Owner Tadashi will take you on a unbelievable joyride of all different types of sashimi, rolls and nigiri of the freshest fish in town ending with a tasty miso soup, green tea ice cream and hot tea. We eat sushi about once a week trying new spots all the time and I can only compare the freshness to Morio’s in Honolulu, HI.
1542 W. Carson Street
Torrance, CA 90501
Perfect mix to bump this weekend!