Friday 1 May 2009

Recipe - Tomato and Chorizo Soup

This is a really nice soup that you could either serve as a filling lunch or use as a starter. I guess you could serve it in really small bowls as part of a 'tapas evening' as well.

As always, freestyle it to suit you and your tastes.

I served this with some fresh crusty bread.

Recipe (serves 4 - 6)
500g uncooked chorizo, chopped into bite sized chunks
2 tbsp olive oil
3 onions, halved and sliced
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 - 2 small red chillies, seeded and finely choppped
1.5 l chicken stock
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
4 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped

Start by frying off the chorizo until it starts to brown lightly. Put to the side.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan on a medium heat and cook the onion and garlic until it starts to soften. Stir in the cumin, paprika, chili, chicken stock, tomatoes and half the parsley.

Bring this to the boil, add the chorizo and reduce to a simmer. Let this simmer for about 20 minutes. Stir in the remaining parsley and serve.



  1. This is the sourt of soup that I like!
    Vet du, jag kan inte betsämma mig för om jag skall komentera på svenska eller engelska här. Jag kommer nog att göra bådadera, beroende på omständigheterna.

  2. Glad you like it! ;)

    Kor som du kanner for det. Det ar roligt med kommentarer, det kvittar vilket sprak de ar pa! ;)

    // Mike

  3. love soup, i have a somewhat similar recipe.. soup rocks!

  4. Red,

    I agree with you. It's a shame that people don't eat more soup - most people don't see it as a proper lunch/dinner. They see it as a starter and nothing more.

    // Mike

  5. Hmm chorizo goes with pretty much Anything! Yummy!

  6. Yeah, you're right there. Chorizo is a good base for many a good dish.

    // Mike

  7. OMG... thank you sooo much. I've been cooking this soup a couple times and my famlily loves it but somehouse lost the recipe and my brain is not helping much lolz... it's exactly the one recipe I'm looking for.

  8. I'm so happy that you found the recipe you were looking for.

    That should hopefully keep the family happy for time! ;)

    // Mike

  9. I'm cooking this tonight... Smells divine. Greetings from South AFrica!

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    1. Alan,

      Short but concise and sums this dish up quite nicely! ;)

      // Mike


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// Mike