Recently, we wrote about xinochondros, or a specific Cretan product made from wheat grains and sour milk. Prepared and properly dried in the sun can be stored for many months without losing quality. It is above all a great addition to various types of soups, sauces, goulash etc. dishes.
Today we will present the first method of using xinochondros in a very simple and surprisingly tasty tomato soup. At the outset, it is worth emphasizing that it is a little labor-and time-consuming dish. What's more, the list of ingredients is really short and simple at the same time. In addition to grated tomatoes and xinochondros, only water, olive oil and some salt and pepper will be needed to make this soup.
Xinochondros plays one of the main roles in this dish, so this soup can not be prepared without this ingredient. So if you are intrigued by this recipe, there is nothing else but to buy a packet of xinochonrdos during your holidays in Crete. They are available in a large part of large grocery stores. This way you will be able to prepare your own Cretan tomatoes after returning to Poland. What we sincerely encourage because its bread and slightly sour flavor makes it completely different from our soups.
1. Pour water into a pot and put it to boil. During this time, the tomatoes are grated on a grater rejecting the skin.
2. Put boiled tomatoes, xinochondros, olive oil and spices to taste in boiling water.
3. Then reduce the heat and stir occasionally, cooking together about 50-60 minutes. After this time, xinochondros will separate and soften, and the soup is ready.
Each kitchen in the world has its own way to tomato sauce, but the most important difference is in the spices that the individual nations spice up the simplest and best of sauces. The variety of spices that are popular in a given region of the world is also landing in a tomato sauce every day. We love tomatoes in absolutely every form, so every day the sauce made from them reigns in different forms.
Fasoláda is a Greek bean soup considered one of the most popular soups of this country. Fantastically suited for winter days, because it is thick, warming and filling. Despite the fact that it is not cooked on meat, and its main ingredients are only vegetables, this soup is delicious, full of flavor and aroma. In our home, it has permanently entered the canon of favorite soups.
The presented vegetable soup with the addition of xinochodros is tasty but completely different in taste than traditional Polish vegetable soups. It is also simple and fast to prepare. And in addition to xinochondros it does not require any other Cretan specialties.