does anyone have a good tomato soup recipe?
- rebs Feb 24, 2008 01:16 PM
if so, i would love to know about it! i'm having a grilled cheese and tomato soup craving...
thanks in advance!
I got ths idea from this board last summer - its actually a roasted tomato sauce but would adapt well to soup with some milk/cream...Roast tomatoes and any other veggies you have on hand with evoo s+p untill lightly browned - toss in th blender and puree - add any spices you like, fresh basil, pesto, etc....I made a ton of this in the summer and have been using it as sauce all winter.
Here's one I threw together a while back. The chicken is optional, but I was looking to add some protein...
32 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
12 oz can tomato paste
5 c veg broth
4 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 lg carrot, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 T olive oil
1 lb chicken breast, cooked and diced
drain tomatoes, save liquid. Remove seeds and chop.
Sweat carrot, celery, garlic in oil. Add mushrooms, tomatoes, liquid and broth, simmer 15 min. Add tomato paste, then use stick blender until smooth. Add chicken, basil, simmer 5 min.
If you don't have a stick blender, can use a bar blender.
Makes about 8 cups. Per cup:
Cal - 127
Prot - 15g
Carb - 13g
Fat - 3g
there's at least 2 on the foodtv website - I think Tyler Florence is one (but use less butter / oil; it's too greasy with all that it calls for) and I think the other is Michael Chiarello. I also like the one from Cook's Illustrated. I find the ones where you roast the tomatoes make too many pans dirty, and since I am the chef and the dishwasher all rolled in one, I prefer one-pot cooking. The CI recipe is one pot: saute 1 onion in evoo/butter till softened then add just the tomatoes from 2 28oz cans tomatoes & caramelize (plus 1 tbsp tomato paste) then when caramelized add chix stock and tomato juice plus thyme & pepper & salt. I think that's the basic construct. Puree & add cream.
I made this last week & made a mistake that turned out to be good. I accidentally added all the tomato liquid with the tomatoes and it reduced & caramelized with the solids. I added in veg broth, cooked it down, pureed and added cream - and it was yummy.
i really like the tyler recipe from food network. i agree with decreasing butter. since i tried that i have been using it pretty often. very satisfying tomato soup.