Catalan Chilled Tomato Soup with Lemon Basil Pesto (White Anchovies optional)
I learned this easy soup recipe in Barcelona. Not only is it delicious - it is super easy to prepare.
For the soup all you need is tomatoes and sea salt. First you cut off the stems and score the tops of the tomatoes by making a big X on top of them using a sharp knife.
Next steam the tomatoes for six minutes. If you don't have a steamer you can boil the tomatoes - but only for three minutes.
By scoring the tops the skin will peel off easily - just leave the steamed tomatoes on the counter to cool before taking the skin off so you dont burn your fingers.
After cooling the skins come right off
Add salt and pepper, squeeze some lemon juice and top with Lemon Basil Pesto (recipe to be posted tomorrow). I add White Anchovies as a garnish (optional).