Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tomato Basil Soup

Don't you love that "Tomato Basil Soup" at La Madeleine?  I do and this is a "Copy Cat" recipe.  Easy to make and delicious!  Enjoy!
  • 4 C. of crushed tomatoes
  • 4 C. of tomato juice
  • 14 fresh basil leaves, cut into small strips
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 t. kosher salt
  • ½ t. cayenne pepper
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 C. heavy cream 
  1. In a Dutch oven, sauté onions over medium heat in olive oil until translucent, about 10 minutes
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute
  3. Add tomatoes, tomato juice, basil, salt, and cayenne pepper and cook for 30 minutes
  4. Add the butter and cream and stir well
  5. Serve hot with a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese
Tips and Tricks:
  • I use canned tomatoes for this recipe, but fresh tomatoes can be used.  Peel the tomatoes first before crushing them. 
  • When chopping the basil, stack the basil leaves one on top of another and then roll the leaves into a tube.  Slice into thin ribbons.
  • This soup is great with a grilled cheese sandwich.  I make a Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich.  Follow my link to see how I make mine.

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