Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tomato Soup for Supper

It is Foodie Friday so please join Michael at Designs by Gollum for this delicious weekly event.
We decided to make Ina’s Cream of Tomato soup after listening to friends rave about how delicious it was. And it was! Jack did the prep work and then we cooked.
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Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup
From Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
3 tablespoons good olive oil
1 ½ cups chopped red onions
2 carrots, chopped (don’t peel)
1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
4 pound vine ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 5)
1 ½ teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 cup packed fresh basil plus extra julienned for garnish
3 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup heavy cream
Heat oil in a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium low heat. Add onions and carrots and sauté for about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the tomatoes, sugar, tomato paste, basil, chicken stock, salt and pepper and stir well. Bring the soup to a boil, lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes until the tomatoes are very tender.
Add the cream to the soup and process it through a food mill into a bowl discarding the pulp. Reheat the soup over low heat just until hot. Garnish with julienned basil.
This recipe can also be found on Food Network
I got out the bread machine and let it make some Herb bread.
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It was a good supper and the house smelled wonderful!


j.hogan16 said...

Carol, what a wonderful evening for tomato soup. You sure couldn't have picked a better evening as it's cold and windy here. I see you are using you new food mill. Beautiful pictures!

John & Dean

Cheryl said...
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Cooking for One said...

Carol, wish I was invited to your house for dinner tonight! I will have to try that recipe, it looks delicious.

Just north of Boston

Linda said...

Hi Carol! This recipe looks wonderful! I love your photographs! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments! I've enjoyed stopping by yours, too! I look forward to reading more!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Hi Carol, this soup sounds amazing and your gorgeous pics make it even better! Yum! Thank you for visiting us. Hope your dinner went well!

Mermaid Debbie

Anonymous said...

That looks like a great tomato soup. I will be trying this one. Ina has great recipes. Have a great day! Denise@cottagesisters

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol
Who is Ina?
The soup and bread look scrumptious, can I come for supper please?

Great photographs, it makes me want to make the soup and bread, maybe another day! I haven't got a bread maker and am lazy and buy Covent Garden soup which is delicious and I go to a local bakery and buy the bread.

Have a great weekend Carol and Jack. ( I wish I could get Phil in the kitchen....maybe on second thoughts, he is better off out of it!?

Nancy said...

The meal looks good, the bread especially!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love tomato soup but have never tried making it myself! I need to fix that problem :) I'm grabbing a copy of this recipe for my file!

Kate at Serendipity said...

Oh, gorgeous. I lovelovelove tomato soup. It's one of my favorite dinners. I've never made this one, though. I think I"ll have to remedy that situation very soon!

I love the new header!

Scribbler said...

I enjoyed your lovely post! I might give this a try -- but I need a food mill. Think a blender would work?


Allie and Pattie said...

Yum! Tomato soup is always well received here! Lovely post
xoxo Pattie

Joyce said...

I love any recipe from Ina and keep looking at this one but now that you have made it and I see your photos I must make this. Thanks for the review.


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