Yellow Tomato Saffron Broth

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Yellow Tomato Saffron Broth
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Yellow Tomato Saffron Broth

Add vegetables and this doubles as a perfectly good summer soup. I use asparagus stock here because this sauce is going to accompany my Asparagus Paella, but feel free to replace it with basic stock.

 

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4
Servings
205
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

Recipe adapted from Dirt Candy: A Cookbook by Amanda Cohen, Ryan Dunlavey, and Grady Hendrix (Clarkson Potter, 2012). 

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/4 Cup minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon saffron
  • 6 Cups roughly chopped yellow or red tomato
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 piece seaweed
  • 3 1/2 Cups vegetable stock, or Asparagus stock

Directions

In a medium-sized pot, heat the olive oil to medium-high and sweat the onion and garlic. When the garlic is very soft, add the saffron and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Increase the heat to medium, and add the tomato and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes start to break down, about 10 minutes. Add the seaweed and stock. Bring to a simmer, turn the heat to low, and cook for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. 

Working in batches, puree the mixture in a blender until smooth. Push through a chinois, or fine mesh strainer, to make it silky. The sauce will keep covered in the fridge for up to a week.

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Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
15%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Protein
8g
17%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
98µg
11%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
23.2%
Vitamin C
37mg
62%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
22µg
28%
Calcium
55mg
5%
Fiber
4g
14%
Folate (food)
53µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
53µg
13%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
40mg
10%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
24%
Phosphorus
136mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
849mg
24%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.4%
Sodium
1139mg
47%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.8%
Zinc
0.9mg
5.7%

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