When I was in the market, I saw the fresh basil and thought, what could I make? Well the only thing that I know that goes with grilled cheese is tomato soup. Tomatoes were on sale so why not. I thought what would it taste like with the curry paste and coconut milk and it was absolutely nummy. Mom ate it without the milk though. You only want a little of the coconut milk as it will overwhelm the tomatoes.
I also made sourdough (gluten free) and sharp cheddar grilled cheese though I forgot to take pictures of them. You'll have to take my word for it that it was just so satisfyingly awesome until you try it.
6 Ripe Tomatoes rough diced
3/4 cup Rough Diced Carrots or baby carrots chopped
1/2 Green Bell Pepper
1/2 Yellow Onion, rough cut
4 Cloves Garlic rough cut
1/2 tsp Fresh Ginger grated
6-10 leafs fresh Basil
1/2 tsp Sugar
2 TBSP Gluten Free Soy Sauce
1 lime, juiced
1 TBSP Red Curry Paste
1/2 Tsp Thyme
2 1/2 cups Vegetable broth
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 med to large soup pot
In a smaller pot blanch your tomatoes. You don't have to but I don't have the greatest blender so some of the skin will not puree. If you blanch first and remove the skin then you will not have to worry.
Rough cut all vegi's.
In the soup pot add about 1 TBSP Olive Oil and get it hot. Once hot, add your onion right before it turns translucent add the garlic. Let it all brown.
Add the carrots and let it brown, add the bell pepper and ginger and let it soften slightly. Add the Tomatoes and let them all cook a bit.
Add all to your blender including the fresh basil but DO NOT BLEND YET. Let it cool slightly. Never try and blend super hot food as they tend to explode.
To the soup pot add your Vegetable broth, red curry paste, thyme, lime juice, soy sauce, sugar and salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
Cover the blender and SHORT pulse until all is blended smooth.
Turn down the broth to a simmer and add the puree
Let it cook at a simmer for 40 minutes. You can add more broth at any time if you believe it is too thick. Taste and adjust to your liking.
When you serve, add some of the coconut milk to each serving (about a tsp per)
Remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,