TOMATO BISQUE

Serving Size : 8
Categories : Soups

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 onion -- chopped
3 stalks celery (including tops) -- sliced
1 28 oz canned tomatoes crushed
1 cup water or veg stock
2 tablespoons apple juice, frozen concentrate
OR
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon basil -- dried
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups soy or rice milk
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

Combine the onion, celery, crushed tomatoes, water, apple juice/sugar,
paprika, basil, and black pepper in a pot. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

For a smooth soup, transfer to a blender in 2 or 3 small batches and puree
until very smooth, then pour back into the pot. Skip this step if you prefer
chunky soup.

In a seperate pan, warm milk slowly. Add flour and increase heat. Wisk the
flour into the milk. Stir constantly until steamy and slightly thickened.
Then add it to the soup.

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NOTES : I use a Braun hand mixer directly in the soup as it is cooking to
make smooth (about consistancy of marinara sauce). Very Good.

I adapted this recipe from the PEACEFUL PALATE cook book.

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