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Tomato Soup

Serves 10.

Features: Smooth and flavorful; low in salt.

Ingredients: Sauce 1:
8 oz tomato sauce 1 tsp. liquid animos
(Del Monte Tomato Sauce, No Salt Added) (if not available, replace with low sodium soy sauce)
4 oz yellow split pea 4 tsp. brown sugar
1/3 c sweet potato, finely diced 2 tsp. cooking wine
1 celery stalk, diced 4 1/2 Tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tomato 1 Tsp. lotus root starch
3 slices ginger
1 Tsp. olive oil
1 Tsp. coconut milk Sauce 2:
(made from coconut milk powder) 1 tsp. lotus root starch
7 c (4+3) water 1 tsp. sweet potato starch
  1. Prepare Pea soup. Soak the yellow split pea in water for one to two hours and discard the water. Fill a saucepan with 4 cup of water and bring to a boil. Place the yellow split pea in the saucepan. Again bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 45 minutes. Then turn off the heat and set aside.
  2. Peel and diced the sweet potato (~0.1 inch).
  3. Rinse and diced the celery (~0.2 inch).
  4. Rinse and diced the tomato (~0.6 inch).
  5. Prepare coconut milk, following the directions on the packaging of coconut milk powder.
  6. Prepare sauce 1. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cooking wine and lotus root starch. Stir well and set aside.
  7. Prepare sauce 2. In a small bowl, mix in 1 tsp. of lotus root starch, 1 tsp. of sweet potato starch and 1/4 cup of water. Stir well and set aside.
  8. Bring 3 cup of water to a boil in a saucepan. Add tomato sauce and the diced sweet potato dices, simmer for 30 minutes over medium-low heat. Place the diced tomato and celery into the soup, and simmer for another 15 minutes. Then stir in the prepared pea soup, reduce the heat to low and ready for seasoning.
  9. In a frying pan over high heat add 1 Tsp. of olive oil and ginger slices. Saute until fragrant. Then turn off the heat and discard the ginger slices. Pour the oil into the tomato soup. Stir in sauce 1 and coconut milk, mix well and turn off the heat.
  10. Just before serving, bringing the soup to a boil and stir in sauce 2.

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