Friday, July 23, 2010

Tomato, Potato & Beef Soup

This is a soup good for warming up on cold days. We don't get very many cold days in Malaysia. I was in Hong Kong in March and at 14C, it felt quite cold to me. If I were in HK, I'd make this warming soup!

You'll need:
1 slice ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups fresh tomatoes, blanched, de-skinned and cubed
2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 cups water
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil

6 oz ground beef

Marinate ground beef with:
1 tsp oyster sauce
1 tsp light soya sauce
3/4 tsp sugar
1/2 salt
1/2 tsp whiskey
3/4 tsp cornstarch

Allow the ground beef to marinate up to 1 hour.

Heat wok and add oil, salt, ginger and garlic. Add tomatoes and potatoes and fry for 1 minute. Remove and place this into a pot. Add water and bring to a boil. Cover pot, simmering over low heat for 30 minutes until the potatoes are soft.

Raise heat and add the beef with its marinade, breaking up beef with fork. Boil the soup again and turn off heat. Serve hot.
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