Cheeseburgers, Red Cabbage Slaw and Fried Zucchini.
Which also includes Charred Tomato Soup with Melted Mozzarella
Instead you can hate on Alex.
This Pub Meal is actually courtesy of Alex and her
This is Alex.
I love her.
Hi Alex. HI! HI! Do you see me waving? Hi girlfriend, no look over this way, I'm over here. Why you look at me like I'm crazy?
I love Alex so much I would even trade my identical twin sister Megan Fox in for her as my new sister. And you all know how much I loves me Megan.
I'm sorry Megan. It's just that you probably don't know how to cook. Or you cook vegan or something, which just won't work for me.
Well, I drink coffee and she cooks.
She cooks on.her.show.
called "Alex's Day Off" on the Food Channel
It's not like she's literally over having coffee in my craptastic kitchen, cooking and sitting on the counters while we giggle like two schoolgirls, and then jaunting off to Kohls and Younkers kitchen departments where we buy new saute pans and serving platters together.
Over the next couple days, I will be sharing the four recipes and pictures of my attempts at making Alex's absolutely delicious, casual pub meal featured on her show.
Today though, I am sharing the Charred Tomato Soup with Melted Mozzarella.
Once again I have magically embedded this recipe.
If you can not see a recipe below, apparently you will need to use Mozilla instead of Internet Explorer.
colorful ingredients to start the soup with, wouldn't ya say?
We start by adding the Roma tomatoes into a heavy skillet with canola oil.
Season with salt and add the sugar.
Blister the skins slightly.
These smelled heavenly by the way!
Add the dry vermouth.
Continue cooking on low heat.
Can't ya just smell it right now?
Add the canned tomatoes and the water.
Turn the heat down and cook until until the tomato flesh starts to lose shape,
12 to 15 minutes.
Heck, it took two babies and ten years for my flesh to lose shape, thank goodness I'm not a tomato or I'd look 850 million years old right now.
You'll take half that soup up above and puree in a blender. Pour back in pan.
I'm sure that sounds appetizing after me talking about my
850 million year old flesh. Sorry.
Then you'll take all the roasted Roma tomatoes from the skillet and puree in the blender until smooth, adding the remaining olive oil through the top.
Taste for seasoning.
Add both back to the remaining chunky soup.
On a flat surface, slice bread by 1/2 inch thick slices (or buy pre-sliced like I did :).
Tear each piece into a free form shape that sits nicely across the top of your soup bowl
Make certain to do this really sloppily like I did.
After all, you don't want to have a prettier presentation dish than the actual high dollar chef hosting the show you scammed the recipe from.
Top with one piece of toasted bread per bowl. Finish with some shredded mozzarella and broil until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
So that's how to make Alex's Charred Tomato Soup and by the way,
the soup is fantastic, savory and oh so mellow; I just wanted to keep eating and eating.
Alex's Cheeseburger recipe
(unbelievably flavorful with sauteed carrots, red onions, celery, mayo, bread crumbs)
Red Cabbage Slaw
and fat free Fried Zucchini.
I will share those recipes tomorrow.
But here's a teaser...
P.S. I lied about the Fried Zucchini being fat free. It is soooo not. Which is why it was soooo good :) Will share at ya tomorrow! Have a good Monday!