How to make Remy's Tomato Soup in the Slow Cooker
Hi friends! We had some chilly days in Cape Town and all I could think about was soup. As you may know, to me, one of the biggest pleasures in life is soup, and since I got my slow cooker I try to create opportunities just to make myself a soup. Lucky me, my husband share my love for soup so we find ourselves eating it several times a month; he makes the most delicious minestrone soup I've ever tried!
Another pleasure of mine is animated movies, and since here in this blog we try to recreate recipes from movies or books, we decided to give a go to Ratatouille, especially because this soup is a one pot recipe, which makes it easy and perfect for the slow cooker.
Ratatouille is full of food inspiration. As you may know, Remy is a gourmet rat who dreams to become a chef like his idol, the recently deceased owner of the restaurant where he and his family used to live. He gets separated from them and then finds Linguini trying to replicate a soup that he spilt, and that is a success. I won't tell you anything else in case you haven't seen the movie, but that is the soup we are trying to recreate here, but besides the tomato soup, we could find ideas for a ratatouille, baked potatoes, lemon meringue... and so much more. One might think this is a bisque since we are using cream, but I'm not really sure if that is the only difference between a tomato soup and a bisque. Anyone?
There are many variations for this soup, as it depends on the interpretation of whoever is watching; and I've found some recipes that includes leeks, potatoes and wine. I am pregnant so for obvious reasons we didn't include the wine, and I decided that I was not going to add neither the potatoes nor the leeks as it looks too much like the famous potato and leek soup recipe by Julia Child (which we will recreate in the future!). However, feel free to add them if you feel like it.
If you decide to add the extra ingredientes (potatoes, leeks and wine) do please let me know how it goes!