MARIA’S TOMATO SOUP
3-4 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
1.5kg tomatoes, ripe and red, roughly cut
1 litre chicken or vegetable stock, or water
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.
‘Remember, some of the best things are the simplest!’
Maria, caterer, Portugal