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Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dianne Ledet
Added: Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 cups tomatoes, peeled, cored and chopped, or canned whole tomatoes, crushed
4 cups tomato juice OR part tomato juice and part vegetable or chicken stock
14 washed fresh basil leaves
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 pound sweet, unsalted butter
Salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Directions:
Directions:
Combine tomatoes, juice/and or stock in saucepan. Simmer 30 minutes. Puree, along with the basil leaves, in small batches, in blender, food processor (or better yet, one of those handy hand-held food blenders, right in the cooking pan). Return to saucepan and add cream and butter, while stirring, over low heat. Garnish with basil leaves and serve with your favorite bread.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Use only FRESH Basil!!!

 

 

 

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