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Traditional portuguese tomato soup

28 March 2016

Maria loves hosting dinner parties in her Lisbon apartment and likes to prepare lots of different courses for her guests. Here she shares her recipe for a traditional tomato soup. The ingredients are quick to prepare, then you can leave it all to cook on the hob while you get ready to welcome your guests. For more tips on how to play chef and host in your home, see LINK TO MARIA RESTAURANT. #LittleThings

Maria loves hosting dinner parties at her home
A homemade tomoato soup is easy to make


Serves four
Olive oil
1 onion
3-4 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
1.5kg tomatoes, ripe and red, roughly cut
1 litre chicken or vegetable stock, or water
4 eggs

Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté the onion, then add garlic and a handful of oregano. Stir in the tomatoes and stock, then leave on the stove for three hours. Season to taste. Turn down the heat and add the eggs to poach. Do not stir! Add more oregano, and serve.

Portrait of Maria

‘Remember, some of the best things are the simplest!’

Maria, caterer, Portugal

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Photography: Dan Duchars
Styling: Johann Flyckt Gashi