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    Tomato Soup in Thailand

    I suppose I should start on why I made tomato soup, well it just so happens that I got half a kilo of bacon that is on the turn, yep getting a bit slimey, I also got 3 great big cans of tomato juice that are a year or so out of date, this due to me not bothering to make bloody marys anymore, so I started looking up some recipes, this is a mixture of 3 or 4 recipes, at the moment it is still simmering away and a little sip tastes quite nice, not sure how a whole bowl will go down though.

    First off chuck 2 tins of tomato juice in a pan and start heating that up, I jave kept one tin just incase the soup is a bit over the top in flavour, chuck in a couple of those cube things that are like oxo type things, chop up the bacon and onions and fry them then chuck them in the tomato juice, chop up the garlic and that can go in there aswell, some worcestshire sauce, pepper, sugar, salt, bay leaves, cummin, Parsely just cos it was there.

    Now one of the recipes suggested Italian herbs, I did wonder about this, but what can be better Italian herbs than those packets of herbs you get from Pizza hut and your girlfriend safely stores away for years on end.



    So they got put to good use rather than being thrown away in years to come.

    Anyway here are some pictures taken minutes ago as it slowly cooks.





    Another hour or so and I will tell you what it tastes like

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    Dawg; you could have made pea soup with all that bacon.

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    I only have frozen peas actually I got to admit I didn't think of it at the time and I had to get rid of the tomato juice as it was way out of date, anyway the tomato soup was ok, cant say it was delicately flavoured though, too much garlic and too spicey, just about to freeze some of it as I made way too much

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    i wonder if anyone will really google 'tomato soup thailand'

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    ^ it's better than being famous for having piles

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    ^ it's better than being famous for having piles
    thats true.

    lily is really onto something with the pea soup though.

    havent had that for ages. may well try cooking some this weekend as i have the flat to myself.

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    This is the hillbilly way of cooking tomato soup. Probably, not as good as the dawgs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    This is the hillbilly way of cooking tomato soup. Probably, not as good as the dawgs...

    what an effort!

    i bet you even went out and bought that today just to photograph it and put it on TD.

    what commitment to the cause

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    Actually, since I am such an outstanding chef, i always have a few cans about the home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    thats true.

    lily is really onto something with the pea soup though.

    havent had that for ages. may well try cooking some this weekend as i have the flat to myself.
    things are not going to plan. i had a quick trip around the supermarket on my way home from work, then when i unpacked the bits and pieces i bought i found out i had bought chick peas and not split peas.

    can anyone suggest what i can do with my chick peas? (apart from the obvious answer)

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    hummus
    1 3/4 cups garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
    6 cups water
    3 garlic cloves, peeled
    1 1/4 cups tahini paste
    1 teaspoon dried cumin
    1 teaspoon chili powder (or to taste)
    1/3 cup lemon juice
    2 tablespoons olive oil

    Wash garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and soak in cold water for 24 hours. Place garbanzo beans, with their soaking liquid, in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2 hours, skimming off any debris that may surface. Drain garbanzo beans, reserving 1/4 cup liquid, and refresh in cold water.

    Process until smooth. Add garlic, tahini, spices and salt, lemon juice and olive oil. Reprocess and adjust seasoning. Serve drizzled with additional olive oil with pita chips, tabouleh and taramasalata.
    Needs more garlic though
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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie View Post
    hummus
    1 3/4 cups garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
    6 cups water
    3 garlic cloves, peeled
    1 1/4 cups tahini paste
    1 teaspoon dried cumin
    1 teaspoon chili powder (or to taste)
    1/3 cup lemon juice
    2 tablespoons olive oil

    Wash garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and soak in cold water for 24 hours. Place garbanzo beans, with their soaking liquid, in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2 hours, skimming off any debris that may surface. Drain garbanzo beans, reserving 1/4 cup liquid, and refresh in cold water.

    Process until smooth. Add garlic, tahini, spices and salt, lemon juice and olive oil. Reprocess and adjust seasoning. Serve drizzled with additional olive oil with pita chips, tabouleh and taramasalata.
    Needs more garlic though
    Great idea, thanks.

    I will have to look for this tahini paste though, but as I was planning a trip to the Arab area of Singapore tomorrow to take some pics anyway everything may well come together nicely.

    i'll make some and chuck it in the freezer, ready for whatever horrible Christmas party my wifes family have planned.
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    chicken and chick pea casserole ?

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    I like Clam Chowder (New England style)

    When you decide to do it and share the recipe , buzz me

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    Well I got to admit I am quite getting into this making of tomato soup, the last lot has all been eaten so I made some more today out of the last can of tomato juice, this time I was a bit more gentle with the herbs and spices, also chopped up half a kilo of real tomatos to give it some texture, trouble is a friend of mine came round half way thru the cooking process this afternoon so I had to take the pan downstairs so it could be finished off being cooked there while we hit a few bars, so my girlfriend may have added a few more spices, anyway if it tastes like crap I shall blame her, so if on your travels through Jomtien you see The Tomato Soup Restaurant, you will know who is the driving force behind it

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    And here is a picture of a bowl of my soup in its fine glory, bit too sweet but pretty damn spicey.


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    I was wondering why not some tomatoes, canned rather than fresh to make a kind of bisque.
    I do like Pea Soup tho, and I did find split peas when in Pattaya in a store buying pinto beans that my friend knew that they stocked, so bought some and made some soup, used bacon as I could not find a ham hock or slices in Thailand.
    Was quite nice for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    I could not find a ham hock or slices in Thailand.
    Was quite nice for a change.
    Always wonder why the ham is such crap in Thailand, I mean they grow plenty of pigs but the bacon /ham is crap compared with where I am now in OZ.
    (that wonderful country that beat the shit out the poms)

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    I get some fantasic bacon here. You just need to know where to get it from and avoid the shitty Seppo style bacon.

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    Maybe they do have some good stuff on the planet of the apes, but sure none here in Thailand, I even tried some from the guy that imports the Gammon and it was worse than Thai-German brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    Maybe they do have some good stuff on the planet of the apes, but sure none here in Thailand, I even tried some from the guy that imports the Gammon and it was worse than Thai-German brand.
    Pop down to Ayu one weekend, and I'll treat you to a decent brekkie at Roc's place.

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