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The History of Soup
When it comes to soup, it is a popular dish around the world. Which became a food staple in 18th century Paris, France. Moving swiftly into a condensed version and canned in the 19th century.
In America today Campbell’s Tomato, Cream of Mushroom and Chicken Noodle are the most sought after soups. In Spain, the soup is served cold as a variation on a traditional soup. Whereas in Japan Miso soup is a firm favourite and Lentil soup is increasingly popular in Middle Eastern and Medditraian cuisine.
In the UK we are no strangers to the soup world. In fact, Leek soup was created in Wales during St David’s Day. Whether it’s canned or in a packet mix, we Brits love the stuff! I know I do. With Tomato and Basil alongside and Leek and Potato soup rank high amongst my favourites.
Creating your own soup
Making a yummy homemade soup is a lot easier than most people think, especially when you have a soup maker in tow. By simply adding some ingredients of choice choosing how you’d like your soup (completely smooth or chunky) and then let it cook. Dependent on the type of ingredients of the soup will depend on the consistency I go for. Tomato soup for me always has to be smooth.
I made this gorgeous Tomato and Paprika soup in 20 minutes using my soup maker, however, you can also make this in a pan for a more chunky based soup. Using seasonings such as those which are sold by Schwartz in supermarkets like Tesco can make a huge change to any soup, giving it another dimension of flavour.
Easy Tomato and Paprika Soup
- 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 Onion (Diced)
- 2 tbsp Schwartz Paprika Seasoning
- 1 Vegetable Stock Cube
- 500 ml Warm Water
- Soup Maker/ Medium Sized Saucepan
- 250 g Butter
Making the soup
- Put the kettle on to boil and whilst it is boiling, crumble your stock cube into a jug. Then once the water is boiled, pour on top of the stock and stir together well.
- Dice your onion and add it to your soup maker, then pour the pre-made stock over the top.
- Add your tin of chopped tomatoes (you can also use fresh if you'd prefer) alongside your butter
- Finally, sprinkle 1 tbsp of Schwartz Paprika Seasoning into the maker and turn on.
- In 20 minutes, your soup should be ready. At this point, I took to tasting it whilst it was still warm and adding a further tbsp of Paprika and quickly blending this in.
- Serve whilst hot with a piece of bread (I made my own to compliment the dish)
I hope you’ve enjoyed my latest recipe and if you’re looking for more food-related posts on my blog why not check out how to make pizza toast.
*This post is in collaboration with Schwartz