Saturday, March 28, 2009

photo11How to make soup from a can taste better than soup from a can (also known as a riff on classic combination of tomato soup and grilled cheese):

Pick a good soup base to begin with. In this case, Trader Joe’s Organic Tomato Bisque. 

Plate in beautiful bowl. 

Re-add salt (if low sodium).

Drizzle with olive oil — I’m working my way through a fantastic bottle of Fairway Market’s Novello Olive Oil (1L, $19.95) at the moment. 

Add fresh herbs. I’ve got flat-leaf parsley in the fridge; basil is beautiful for tomato soup. 

For tomato soup, accompany with cheese. Cheese toast, grilled cheese, even blue cheese on water crackers will do. 

COST: >$5
PREP TIME: 10 minutes