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Tomato soup November 20, 2010

Filed under: Dinner,Soup — F. Penner @ 12:47 PM
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It’s been getting cooler here, and at times it’s actually been cold enough for soup.  I had been looking through my thoroughly unorganized collection of recipes for ideas, and found a recipe for ‘Fresh tomato soup’ that I had pulled out of an old Paula Deen magazine.  I’m not generally a fan of the canned version – I think maybe it’s too sweet for me? but I thought I’d give home-made tomato soup a try.  I think I added too much onion (I decided I didn’t actually need to measure out the 3/4 cup, but threw an entire medium onion in instead…), but otherwise it was pretty good – especially with a grilled cheese sandwich!

Fresh tomato soup

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups finely chopped tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup half and half

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat.  Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes, or until tender.  Add tomatoes; cook 3 minutes.  Stir in flour, and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Stir in chicken broth, salt, and pepper, and cook 4 to 6 minutes, or until thickened.

Pour soup into an electric blender or food processor (I imagine an emulsion blender would also be just fine :)).  Puree until desired consistency is reached.  Return soup to saucepan; stir in half and half.  Cook over low heat 5 to 6 minutes, or until thoroughly heated.