It's a perfect day for soup. A cool, overcast sky and the rains just waiting to fall. A bowl of soup is what is going to keep us warm for lunch.
Some tomato, chicken stock and lots and lots of alfabeto pasta and we have a bowl of alfabeto soup. Would you like to have some soup?
Alfabeto Pasta Soup
1 1/2 cup Alfabeto pasta
1 large tomato, roughly chopped
300g chicken breast, thinly diced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
410g tomato puree
1.5 L chicken stock
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp sweet paprika
1 1/2 tsp sugar
50 g butter
salt and pepper to taste
1. Finely chop the onion and garlic. Add them to a saucepan of melted butter. Stir until soften and then add the chicken. Add the basil and paprika and stir until the chicken is cooked.
2. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, chicken stock and sugar and gently stir. Add the pasta and bring it to the boil. Keep stirring, reduce the heat and gently simmer for about 8 mins. If you need to add more liquid just add a bit more water. The soup should be nice and thick more like a meal than a soup. Add salt and pepper to taste.