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Tomato Basil Soup


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By crys
Member since 2006

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Ingredients

4 c Tomatoes (8-10) -- peeled, cored and chopped
or
4 c Canned whole crushed tomatoes (a 28 oz & 14 oz can)

4 c Tomato Juice
12 Fresh basil (leaves)
1/2 c Heavy cream
1/2 c Milk
1/4 c Sweet unsalted butter
Salt to taste


Combine tomatoes, juice and basil in saucepan. Simmer 30 minutes. Puree in small batches, in blender or food processor.


Return to saucepan and add cream and butter, while stirring, over low heat. Serve with your favorite bread.


Pairs Well With


Notes

This is an attempt to recreate the Tomato Basil Soup from La Madeleine restaurants, but lighten it up. It's great served with a fresh, crusty french loaf or sourdough.

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