Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe
This hearty tomato soup is great, served late in the gardening season, as
the weather cools, you are looking for something to warm you up. As long
as your garden is still producing tomatoes, this soup should be high on your
list of things to make.
Tomato Soup Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 Tablespoons salad oil
3 pounds ripe tomatoes, peeled and quartered
1 large onion, peeled and sliced thin
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
3 tablespoons tomato paste (fresh or canned)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh chives, chopped
How to Make Tomato Soup:
In a large skillet, melt butter and salad oil.
Add onions and carmelize(cook until soft and translucent).
In a large pot or kettle, add tomatoes, carmelized onions, herbs, tomato
paste, and sugar.
Simmer for 10 - 15 minutes.
Add 3 cups of chicken broth, and simmer for another 10 minutes.
Mix flour with 1 cup chicken broth. Slowly add into the soup, while stirring.
Simmer for 30 minutes.
Allow to cool and use a sieve or a blender to puree until smooth.
Blend in cream.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour hot into bowls.
Sprinkle some fresh chives on top and serve hot.
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