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Tomato-Basil Soup

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keljonma
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Tomato-Basil Soup

Postby keljonma » Sat May 17, 2008 11:16 am

This is a wonderful soup.

2 tablespoons butter or extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, peeled and sliced
1 large carrot, cleaned and shredded
5 large fresh tomatoes, coarsely cut up
1/2 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Extra basil for garnish
Heat butter or oil in a 3-quart non-reactive (stainless steel, enamel-clad metal or Pyrex) saucepan, then sauté onion and carrot over medium heat until softened. Add tomatoes, 1/2 cup basil, sugar, salt and pepper to taste; bring to a boil, stirring, then reduce heat, cover and simmer until tomatoes are very soft. Force through a food mill (alternative: peel, seed and chop tomatoes before cooking, then process soup in a blender or food processor).Taste for seasoning.

Serve portions in warmed bowls. Garnish each serving with a sprig of basil. Makes about 6 servings

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Re: Recipe: Tomato-Basil Soup

Postby millipede » Sat May 17, 2008 10:23 pm

mmmmm... I love tomato soup. That sounds good.


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