Sunday, May 15, 2011

Masterchef Training: Roast Tomato Soup [Mystery Box, Week 1]

I wrote this on Monday with the intention of inserting a photo along with post but I have decided against it because the photo turned out pretty bad.

First week of Masterchef and I've already missed Masterclass and the start of last nights ep.
Attempted to make tomato soup last night and it was a massive fail. Didn't use a recipe and I'd never made it before, I was destined for success =.="

Fail Tomato Soup
  • 1/2 Onion, diced.
  • Handful of grated carrot (omitting next time)
  • 8 super ripe tomatoes
  • Stock of some sort, preferably homemade chicken stock.
  • Chilli flakes
  • Salt + Sugar to taste
  1. Put tomatoes under the grill for 25mins.
  2. Saute onions and carrots until almost mush. 
  3. Peel tomatoes and put the flesh in with the onion and carrots.
  4. Add stock and chilli flakes. 
  5. Blend it all up with a stick blender.  
  6. Season and taste constantly
What I will do differently next time: 
# Burn tomato skins over an open flame/blowtorch.
# Omit carrot as it made the soup orange and didn't affect taste at all. 
# Use homemade stock, if not chicken not beef. 
# Less chilli more sugar
# Pass it through a sieve
# Make a crunch factor.

#After going through the recipes of the contestants on the Masterchef website, they had a lot more ingredients than I thought was available. I would have definitely used bacon to get that smoky flavour. 

What I learnt:
# A good tomato soup is not easy to make, you have to get flavour out of no where.
# 45 mins may feel like ages in a lecture but it feels like nothing in the kitchen


  1. Yay! You've started your masterchef training :D :D Shame it didn't turn out too great- oh well, at least you learnt a lot out of it!!!