Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 3 lbs ripe tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbspns olive oil
  • 1 Tbspn kosher salt
  • 1 1/3 tspns pepper
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbspns butter
  • 1/4 tspn crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes, with their juices
  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tspn fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 quart chicken stock
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss tomatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread tomatoes in 1 layer baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes.
  3. In an 8 quart stockpot over medium heat, saute the onions and garlic with 2 tbsns olive oil, butter, and red pepper flakes for 10 minutes util the onions start to brown
  4. Add the canned tomatoes, basil, thyme, and chicken stock.
  5. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for 40 min.
  6. Pass through food processer.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
One of my friends had oral surgery and requested tomato basil soup.