No, let me rephrase. I LOVE soup.
Ok, that was more formatting than rephrasing…
… the point is, when you have a giant grilled cheese sandwich party you need to make soup. Otherwise riots may happen. You never know. I love tomato soup, but I wanted to somehow dress it up to be a little different from classic tomato soup.
So I decided to make it Cajun. Sounded good. And I like it, although I think I added too much Cajun spice to mine. I’ve adjusted the recipe below to be something a lot less spicy than mine was. So if you make this, follow the recipe below and then give it a taste and adjust the level of spice to however you like it.
Needed: 2 (28 ounce) cans whole tomatoes, 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 yellow onion, 1 teaspoon Cajun spice, salt and pepper to taste.
In a large pot or dutch oven heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the chopped onion and cook until the onions begin to soften, 4-5 minutes. Now add the tomatoes (and their juices) and the Cajun spice. Use an immersion blender to blend everything up, or you could do this in batches in a blender or food processor. But we careful when blending hot liquids…. because they are hot. Dude. After its blended into a nice soup consistency keep cooking so it’s hot through out and thickens up a bit. Taste and add more spice or salt and pepper as needed.
Serve hot with a drizzle of olive oil and a grilled cheese sandwich on the side.