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Homemade Tomato Soup Is Definitely Doable With The Canned Variety
By Wendy Mead
When it comes to making delicious and flavorful tomato soup from scratch, home cooks shouldn't overlook the potential and convenience of using canned tomatoes.
Canned tomatoes are available year-round and have a long shelf life. There are many different varieties to choose from, depending on how you want your soup to taste.
Quality matters when it comes to canned tomatoes. San Marzano tomatoes are a favorite among chefs since they’re one of the most flavorful varieties of whole, peeled tomatoes.
If you're looking to experiment with your traditional tomato soup recipe, try using canned, fire-roasted tomatoes to impart a smoky flavor.
Some varieties of canned tomatoes include chiles for a bit of heat, while others contain garlic and spices. These can act as a flavor shortcut when you're pressed for time.
Canned tomatoes sometimes have a metallic flavor, but you can eliminate this problem by adding a bit of acid, sugar, or a pinch of baking soda to enhance the true tomato flavor.