Albanian Tomato Soup (Supë Me Domate)

 

This is delicious Albanian tomato soup (Supë Me Domate) to eat and easy to make. It’s super easy and only requires a few ingredients. Definitely a staple for a cold fall day or even an chilly spring day.

 

Albanian Tomato Soup (Supë Me Domate)

 

Here is what you will need:

  • Three to four medium tomatoes
  • Couple garlic cloves
  • Large onion
  • Chicken breasts or chicken tenders
  • Handful of rice
  • Deep soup pot
  • Boiling water

 

Directions:

Start by setting a kettle to boil water. You will need this later so it’s important to have hot water ready to go. Now finely chop the garlic and onions and sauté with a little olive oil.

While the onions are sautéing, dice the tomatoes and leave them on the side. Now dice the chicken and add it to the onions. Let the chicken sauté for about 5 minutes with the onion. Add the tomatoes to the onions and chicken. Mix really well and pour in the water. Fill the pot with water to the top and then add in salt and pepper, or if you have some handy add Vegeta.

Always, always make sure to taste and don’t add any more water after this. Once the soup has come to a boil lower the heat and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. This allows all the flavors to mesh together as well as the chicken to fully cook. At this point, you can add a handful of rice. Refrain from adding too much rice or it becomes a rice stew. I’ve made this mistake a few times so trust me a handful of rice goes a long way.

After the soup is allowed to simmer give it a taste to make sure its properly seasoned and check that the chicken is fully cooked. Now you will be tempted to have some but be careful cause its really hot!

Enjoy!

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