Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tomato Basil Soup

This is yet another recipe where you can follow it exactly (I know a lot of people are most comfortable doing that) or you can play around with it, which is what I usually do. either way it's delish.

Tomato Basil Soup

  • 4 tomatoes - peeled, seeded and diced
  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 14 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
***Here's what I do differently: 1-2 28oz cans of diced tomatoes instead of the fresh tomatoes and juice. 1C water. 1/2 jar tomato sauce. also some onions and garlic.***

Place tomatoes and juice in a stock pot over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Puree the tomato mixture along with the basil leaves, and return the puree to the stock pot. (or canned tomatoes, water and sauce)

sautee onion in garlic ~15m
add to tomato mix
puree tom mix and basil
put it back in the pan w/butter and cream, salt and pepper. DO NOT BOIL.

Freezes wonderfully btw.

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