In this weekly series of complete 3-course meals, we’re taking on Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minutes Meals and see if we can make them even better & faster with a little help from our friend Momo the Thermomix.
One thing’s for sure – there aren’t 10,000 things to wash up by the end of it!
Tune back in every Thursday for a new 30 minutes meal. All the previous challenges are available here.
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Soup only can be frozen
For gluten free prune puddings, replace plain flour by buckwheat flour.
Active time: 25 minutes – Total time: 23 minutes (Momo 2 – Jamie 0)
Tomato soup & croutons
- 1kg ripe cherry tomatoes on the vine
- 4 large tomatoes
- 1 fresh red chilli
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 ciabatta loaf
- 2 small red onions
- 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- A small bunch of fresh basil
- a few spoonfuls of creme fraiche, to serve
- A handful of mixed colour cherry tomatoes
- 1 fresh red chilli
- 1 handful of fresh coriander
- 2 ripe avocados
- 2 limes
- 1/2 bulb fennel
- 1 carrot
- 1/2 cucumber
- 70g breadsticks
- 1 x 290g tin of pitted prunes
- 100g plain flour
- 50g soft dark brown sugar
- 50g unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 heaped tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 a level tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 egg
- 75ml milk
- Golden syrup & creme fraiche to serve.
- Preheat your oven to 220C.
- TOMATO SOUP – Pull the cherry tomatoes off the vines, leaving a few of the stalks. Quarter the 4 large tomatoes. Put all the tomatoes in a roasting tray. Drizzle over with olive oil and season. Halve and de-seed the red chilli and add to the tray. Crush in 4 peeled cloves of garlic. Quickly toss everything, then put in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
- CROUTONS – Get another roasting tray. Rip the ciabatta loaf into 8 equal chunks. Add a good gulp of olive oil, a pinch of salt and insert at the bottom of the oven.
- PRUNE PUDDING – add 100g plain flour, 50g soft dark brown sugar, 50g unsalted butter, 1 heaped tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda, one egg and 75ml milk into mixing bowl. Mix for 30 seconds / Speed 4.
- Get 4 cups what will all fit in your microwave at the same time. Tip the prunes into a bowl, then spoon 1 tbsp of their syrupy juice into each of the cups. Divide the prunes between the 4 cups and top with cake batter.
- Let your Thermomix mixing bowl wash itself, by half filling it up with water and a few drops of washing up liquid. Turn on for 50 seconds / 100C / Speed 5. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
- GUACAMOLE – Place the lime peel into the mixing bowl together one red chilli and a handful of coriander. Grate for 5 seconds / speed 7. Scrape down the sides.
- Add flesh of 2 avocados and the juice of 2 limes. Mix for 5 seconds / speed 5.
- Set aside in a serving dish, cover tightly with cling film and refrigerate for now.
- Wash your mixing bowl.
- TOMATO SOUP – Add 2 small red onions to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5.
- Scrape down the sides, add a gulp of olive oil and cook for 3 minutes / 120C / Speed 2.
- GUACAMOLE – Cut 1/2 bulb fennel into wedges. Peel the carrots and cut into batons, then do the same with the cucumber.
- TOMATO SOUP – Add 4tbsp balsamic vinegar in with the onions. Cook for 2 minutes / 120C / Speed 2 without measuring cup.
- Take the tray of tomatoes out of the oven and add everything to the mixing bowl. Add a small bunch of basil.
- Turn the oven off leaving the croutons inside to keep them warm.
- Blend soup for 1 minute / speed 5 – 10, increasing speed gradually.
- To serve: put a crouton in the bottom of each soup bowl. Ladle the soup on top.
- GUACAMOLE – Serve the vegetables with the guacamole.
- PRUNE PUDDING – Just before serving, pop the puddings into the microwave to cook on full power for 6 minutes. Drizzle with a bit of golden syrup and top with creme fraiche.
How easy was that!
Delicious. Bon appetit x