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    Ok last year we went to Medievil times and they had the best Tomato Basil soup. My DS2 who hates tomatoes absolutly loved it as I did. It was not creamy. It had small chunks of tomatoes and you could see the pieces of basil. Anyone have a great recipe for one?

    God grant me the serenity to accept the yarn I cannot return... courage to change the yarn I can... and the reciept to know the difference.

  • #2
    Re: Tomato Basil Soup

    This is really good - and my favorite soup to go along with a grilled cheese.


    La Madeleine's Tomato Basil Soup

    A classic from the Famous French restaurant & bakery. Excerpted from an article by Beverly Bundy, Fort Worth Star May, 1994.

    *4 C tomatoes (8-10) peeled, cored, and chopped or 4C canned whole tomatoes, crushed.
    *4 C tomato juice and part vegetable stock or chicken stock (I use 1/2 chicken stock.)
    *12-14 washed, fresh basil leaves
    *1 C heavy cream (whipping cream)
    *1/4 pound sweet unsalted butter
    *salt to taste
    *1/4 t cracked black pepper

    Combine tomatoes, juice, stockin sauce pan. simmer 30 minutes.
    Puree, along with the basil leaves, in small batches (blender, food processor, or hand held blender sticks)
    Return to pan and add cream and butter, while stirring over low heat.
    Garnish with basil leaves and serve with your favorite bread.


    • #3
      Re: Tomato Basil Soup

      Looks like a great recipe! I will be trying that one very soon! Thanks!
      Lauren ~The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. ~
      Martin Luther King, Jr.


      • #4
        Re: Tomato Basil Soup

        Looks good but I want one that is Not creamy.
        So keep them up gals.

        God grant me the serenity to accept the yarn I cannot return... courage to change the yarn I can... and the reciept to know the difference.


        • #5
          Re: Tomato Basil Soup

          Hey Huff, this is a recipe I knocked off from "The Italian Oven" in Lexington, Ky. It is so yummy, I share this recipe with all who taste it!

          I.O. Tomato Basil Soup

          1 1/2 Qts low sodium chicken broth
          2 cans chopped tomatoes
          1 lg yucon gold spud, sliced thin
          8-10 spinach leaves
          1 1/2 onion, chopped fine
          4-5 cloves garlic pressed
          1 1/2t basil
          good grind pepper
          1t oregano

          Saute onion and garlic in olive oil till soft
          toss tomaotes and spinach in with seasonings.
          add chicken stock, simmer 1/2 hour
          oven roast spuds in olive oil till lightly browned
          garnish soup with spuds and parm. cheese if desired.

          Enjoy, Laura


          • #6
            Re: Tomato Basil Soup

            When it has's a bisque. Here is one

            Saks Fifth Avenue Tomato-Basil Bisque

            Serves/Makes: 8 | Difficulty Level: 3 | Ready In: 1-2 hrs


            3 tablespoons butter
            1 large yellow onion
            1/2 rib celery
            3 tablespoons flour
            1 tablespoon minced garlic
            2 cans (16-ounce size) diced tomatoes
            2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
            2 cans (16-ounce size) tomato puree
            1 can (16-ounce size) beef stock
            1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
            1 bay leaf
            Salt and pepper to taste

            Heat butter in a large stockpot. Dice onion and celery and add to pot. Saute until the onion is transparent. Sprinkle flour over onions one tablespoon at a time, stirring in each one thoroughly with a large spoon until paste forms. Add garlic, diced tomatoes and basil, and stir. Stir in tomato puree and beef stock slowly, then whipping cream. The soup should be a rose color. Add bay leaf and simmer on low for about an hour. Remove bay leaf before serving. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


            • #7
              Re: Tomato Basil Soup

              woah, did I just come offa the boat. i thought a bisque was a cream or fish based soup. But!! I am creating Jewels soup recipe as we speak! Yummooooooo, as our friend would say! Laura