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Smoked Chorizo & Roasted Tomato Soup

Published 5th December, 2019

Cuisine: Australian   Serves: 4

Preparation: 20 Mins   Cooking: 45 Mins

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Ripe Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 tbls Olive Oil
  • 1 Whole Bulb Garlic
  • Sea Salt
  • 3 Barossa Fine Foods Smoked Chorizo
  • 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (400gm) Chickpeas
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Black Pepper
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • ½ Cup sage leaves
  • ½ Cup Roasted Chickpeas (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃, line a baking tray with paper, place the tomatoes & garlic bulb on the tray, drizzle with half the olive oil and bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until soft, move from the oven and allow to cool a little.
  2. Squeeze the garlic flesh from the skin add to the tomatoes along with any juice from the baking trays and process in a food processor in batches, leaving it a little chunky if you like a little more texture in your soup.
  3. In a saucepan, add the remaining olive oil, over a medium heat cook the onion until transparent & fragrant. Slice two of the chorizo and add to the onions, fry until golden brown.
  4. Add the tomato mixture to the saucepan along with the drained & rinsed chickpeas, sugar and chicken stock, simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Taste and season.
  5. To make the chorizo crumb, roughly chop the remaining chorizo. Place in a food processor & pulse until the chorizo is a medium crumb. In a frypan, fry the chorizo over a medium heat until crispy, drain on paper towel.
  6. To serve, place the soup in a bowl, top with sour cream, chorizo crumble, roasted chickpeas & fried sage leaves. Serve with crusty bread.

COOK'S TIP

  1. Roasted chickpeas are available in speciality grocery stores