• Monday, April 15, 2024
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Tomato basil soup

Tomato basil soup

Ingredients
Butter
Yellow onion
Garlic
Crushed tomatoes
Chicken stock
Basil
Sugar
Black pepper
Whipping cream
Parmesan cheese

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Steps
Saute Aromatics – heat a non-reactive pot over medium heat. Melt in 4 Tbsp butter then sautee onions until softened and golden (10-12 min). Add minced garlic and saute another minute.
Make the tomato soup base – stir in two 28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes with their juice, your chicken stock, chopped basil, sugar and black pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, partially cover and simmer 10 minutes.
Blend if desired – use an immersion blender in the pot or blend in batches using a blender (be careful not to overfill the blender with hot liquid) and return soup to the pot.
Add cream and parmesan – stir in the heavy cream and shredded parmesan. Return to a simmer and season to taste if needed.
Serve – ladle into warm bowls and garnish with more parmesan and basil.