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Monday, January 21, 2008

To Warm The Tummy...

...and the soul on an icy Winter's day. Soup. Is there anything better? We all love Tomato soup and this is pretty easy AND good. 1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 stalk celery, diced 1 small carrot, diced 1 yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup chicken broth 1 bay leaf 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup heavy cream, optionalPreheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Strain the chopped canned tomatoes, reserving the juices, and spread onto a baking sheet, season with salt and pepper, to taste, drizzle with 1/4 cup of the olive oil and roast until caramelized, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat remaining olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the celery, carrot, onion and garlic, cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the roasted chopped canned tomatoes, reserved tomato juices, chicken broth, bay leaf and butter. Simmer until vegetables are very tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Add basil and cream, if using. Puree with a hand held immersion blender until smooth.

16 comments:

Meggie said...

Great recipe, SusieQ. I don't like fresh tomatoes but I love tomato soup. I'll have to try this real soon.

Janet said...

I've never been a fan of tomato soup, but the roasting of the canned tomatoes intrigues me. I love all roasted veggies..yum :)

Janet
PS. The flowers are still looking beautiful.

*Jilly* said...

I love tomato soup!
I enjoy the Campbell's kind with a grilled cheese sandwich..weekly:)

This recipe looks..yummo!!!

Melissa said...

I was an odd kid - I never had tomato soup until I got married, and my husband was also a fan of the grilled-cheese-dunking. This recipe sounds yummy!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Sue, we agree with the girls above, nothing better than tomato soup and a melted cheese sandwich! The roasting of the tomato sounds great, it would make the flavour more intense I guess, must try that, thanks for this recipe!! Jenn and Jacqui

Deb said...

This tomato soup recipe sounds delicious!

PAT said...

Sue this looks yummy! I think I have all those ingredients. I will have to give it a try.

Pat

Pamela said...

Until recently I worked with a young woman - who had to work overtime with me - and I called out to order in food.

She said "NO TOMATO on my sandwich please. I hate tomato."

"Okay!"

Then I told her a cup of soup came with the order - "What do you want?"

Her answer: "Tomato"

I tell ya, I peered over my bifocals at her - speechless.

Then she looked back at me and squinched. "Whaaaat?"

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Tomato soup and a grilled cheese sammich. What could be better? :) I wrote this comment before reading the other comments. Seems we all pretty much agree on this combination. :))

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Susie Q, I have a lil something for you over at my place!

NAME: CIELO said...

That looks delicious! A perfect plate for a winter day.

Have a great day

Cielo

Brenda said...

Looks yummy.. when I get sick all I want is tom. soup. Others may need chicken to get well,but not me.I will have to try this.

Gretchen said...

MMMMMMMmmmmm. Soup IS good food. :)

Bramble said...

SusieQ- You should call this "Not Your Mother's Tomato Soup" because it is sooooo not like Campbell's! I made this last night and everyone keept asking if there was more! It was delicious! I will have to make double next time, thanks for sharing!

I add a little red pepper(for zip!) and used italian spice mix for the fresh basil(market was out) because my crew likes "big" flavor but this is definitely a keeper! Have a warm & toasty weekend!

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Sue, this sounds great! I love tomato soup but prefer to cook from scratch so I can control calories & carbs. I have never seen a scratch tomato soup recipe and can't wait to try this:>P

Splaneyo said...

This looks delicious - thanks for sharing the recipe.
Heather