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Tomato Bisque Recipe

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Carrie Holt


lb bacon
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 onions, finely chopped
6 celery stalks, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
1 tsp thyme
1 28-ounce can tomatoes, diced (reserve juice)
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
2 TBSP ( stick) butter
3 TBSP flour
1 qt whipping cream, room temperature
onion, finely chopped
1 small bay leaf
2 whole cloves
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Cook bacon in large skillet until fat is rendered; remove meat (use as desired). Add garlic to fat and saute until lightly browned. Add 1 chopped onions, celery, bay leaf and thyme and saute until onion is translucent. Add tomatoes with juice and tomato paste and bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Heat butter in large saucepan. Stir in flour and bring to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and slowly add cream, then next 3 ingredients. Place over medium heat and cook, uncovered, 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain through fine strainer into tomato mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Stir in a little milk if thinner consistency is preferred.




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