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La Madeleine's Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Donna Field via Houston Chronicle
Added: Saturday, January 5, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c tomatoes (8-10), peeled, cored, and chopped
or
4 c canned whole tomatoes, crushed

4 c tomato juice
or
mixture of tomato juice and vegetable or chicken stock
12-14 fresh, washed basil leaves, plus more for garnish
1 c whipping cream
1/4 lb (stick) unsalted butter
1/4 t cracked black pepper
Crusty bread

Directions:
Directions:
Combine tomatoes and juice in saucepan. Simmer over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Cool slightly, then place in blender or food processor and process with basil leaves to puree. This will have to be done in small batches.

Return mixture to saucepan and add cream and butter, stir over low heat until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with reserved basil leaves and serve with bread. We all know how good this is!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes

 

 

 

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