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jenn_librarian
12-03-2011, 10:11 AM
Just made this last night... it is really yummy. The orange juice give it this little kick, and it's even better when it's reheated and eaten the next day or so. I made a triple batch so I could share with friends and family, but the original recipe makes just enough for a family.

Meg's Tomato Orange Soup

4 cups chicken stock
1 28 oz can peeled whole tomatoes
1 large onion, diced
1 carrot thinly sliced
1 tsp grated lemon rind
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp sugar
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1/4 cup orange juice

Combine stock, tomatoes with liquid, onion, carrot, lemon peel, bayleaves and sugar in a heavy pot. Bring to a boil over high heat , breaking up tomatoes with a spoon. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until veggies are tender, about 40 minutes.

Melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add flour and stir for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of soup liquid and stir until smooth. Return mixture to the remaining soup in pot. Simmer until soup thickens, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Discard bay leaves.

Working in batches, puree soup in a food processor. Return soup to the pot and if still lumpy, continue to blend with an immersion blender. Sir in orange juice and season with salt and pepper.

Freedom
12-03-2011, 06:27 PM
Hmm, with tomatoes and orange, my first thought was ACID! But you said it tastes yummy, so something in the other ingredients must balance it out.

pomtzu
12-03-2011, 06:44 PM
Now that's definitely different. I was thinking you just added orange juice to regular tomato soup. As you can tell, I like to keep my cooking as simple as possible these days. That's also why I LOVE my crockpot! :)

jenn_librarian
12-03-2011, 10:55 PM
It's not acidic to me, but it's just 1/4 cup of orange juice. I did add more carrots to my stock, and more onions, but that's just my preference. I love veggies. I also made a triple batch to share with friends and family. The OJ just adds enough of a kick to give it a flavor boost in my opinion when I tasted it. The salt is definitely needed (I tried it without it, as I normally try to take out salt whenever possible. The pepper helped as well.).

jenn_librarian
12-04-2011, 11:15 AM
As you can tell, I like to keep my cooking as simple as possible these days. :)

I was thinking while I was making it, it could be easier to make. Next time, I'm using crushed tomatoes, not whole. The whole just take too much time to break down, and all that food processing is a PITA. Also, I got carrot chips, but next time will probably just get the tiny carrot sticks for salads. They will break down easier as well. The onion was no problem, neither were getting the bay leaves out. It's really an easy soup. Just putting a little thought into making it easier here, lol!