CREAM OF TOMATO SOUP WITH ORANGE AND BASIL

 

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Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ large sweet onion (about 1 ½ cup), diced small
  • 4 small carrots, diced small
  • 2 large ribs of celery, diced small
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 large cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 15 oz. can tomatoe sauce
  • 1 10.75 oz. can tomato pureé
  • 10 large Roma tomatoes, halved vertically, seeded, roasted (directions follow) and chopped ¼"
  • juice of 1 large orange
  • zest of 1 large orange
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh sweet basil, chopped
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Directions

  • To roast tomatoes:
  • preheat oven to 350F.
  • place all tomato halves on a sheet pan skin side up.
  • Drizzle olive oil over all tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle lightly with Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  • Place in preheated oven until tomatoes are tender and skins are blistered.
  • Remove from oven and let cool before chopping.
  • Save any juice for the soup.
  • Soup:
  • Pour olive oil into large (at least 6 qts.) heavy bottom sauce pan and heat to just beginning to smoke.
  • Turn down heat to medium.
  • Add the oinion, celery and carrots and season with Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  • cover and let sweat for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cover and sweat for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the wine and stock and bring to a boil.
  • Turn down to just a simmer and let cook until all vegetables are very tender.
  • At this point you can strain the liquid, puree the liquid or just continue with the vegetables whole...it's up to you, I puree the liquid.
  • Add the tomato sauce, tomato puree, the chopped roasted Roma tomatoes and the orange juice.
  • Bring to a slow boil then turn down to a slow simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Add the orange zest, basil and cream and return to a simmer.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • I like to have grilled cheese with bacon sandwiches with this...

Notes

I just like homemade soup, so when I want soup...I just make it. for a different dimension of richness, substitute Congnac or sherry for the white wine

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