Feed The Resistance: Rainy Day Tomato Soup!

We all know the old saying… “April Showers bring May Flowers!”  Well, April is here, so I thought we could get through it all with a good rainy-day meal.  And what better for a rainy day, than a bowl of good Tomato Soup?  I wanted to do something a little different with the tomato soup – so I pulled out an old recipe from Food & Wine Magazine, for “Creamy Tomato Soup with Shrimp and Jerk Spices!”  This one comes together really easy, as it uses premade tomato soup, and premade jerk spices.  Basically, all you do is melt a little butter, add a finely chopped onion and a little thyme and keep cooking for about 5 minutes, then add to that a quart of tomato soup (they suggest Pacific Natural Foods brand), and your jerk spices (they suggest WalkersWood jerk paste).  Bring that to a boil and then let it simmer for about 5 minutes, and then add your shrimp and let it simmer for another 3 minutes, until the shrimp is pink and curled.  Finish it off with thinly sliced scallions and serve it with rice and a lime wedge.

To go with the somewhat spicy soup, Dee served up “Unite The Clans” Scottish-style ale from Third Space Brewing in Milwaukee.  The sweetness and the breadiness (is that a word?) of the beer went really well with the spiciness of the soup.