Saturday, January 25, 2014

Soup-Orange Tomato Kabocha w/Ginger

Soup--Orange Tomato Kabocha w/Ginger

Cold inspires me to put on the soup, but this one was mainly inspired 
by the Orange Tomatoes I spotted in our local International Farmers Market.

I had a split vision--one with just the tomatoes and a few simple ingredients, 
and the other included Kabocha. I went with the Kabocha and it did not disappoint. 


1/2 Small Kabocha cubed (skin on and washed)
3 medium Orange Tomatoes (chopped)
Red Sweet Bell Pepper - 1/4 to 1/2 (chopped)
3 scallions (chopped)
1 medium Onion (peeled and chopped)
1 to 2 inch piece of Ginger (peeled and chopped small)
3 cloves of Garlic (smashed, peeled and chopped)
1 quart of Chicken Broth
Cilantro and Cream for garnish
Vegetable Oil for sautéing


 Sauté onions in a small amount of oil on a medium to low fire. Do not burn! 
You want to achieve a golden color slowly.

This is called caramelizing.
Remove from pan.

Sauté scallions and red pepper.

                                             Add in ginger and garlic but be careful not to burn!

  Add in caramelized onion, Kabocha and chopped tomatoes.

Add chicken broth--enough to cover ingredients.



 My selections: Red Pepper Flakes (use sparingly!), garlic powder, 
black pepper, organic no salt seasoning 
and chopped cilantro as a garnish to each bowl at serving.

 Oh, and don't forget my favorite, a touch of cream stirred in.

So good.