OK you guys, this is a recipe for hot tomato soup to enjoy after a day of fishing (as temperatures cool). I want to share it somewhere, and I have no plans of EVER joining a recipe sharing site.
I have had an abundance of tomatoes, and have been looking for ways to use them up, so I have been experimenting with various recipes for tomato soup. None tasted like I wanted till this one, which is a blending of the good ideas from all of the others. Delete or enjoy: Tom's Roasted Tomato/Basil Onion Rue Cream of Tomato Soup. (Tom Soup) Ingredients: 1 (8 tablespoon stick) of butter, melted . 1 medium onion, diced 1 garlic clove Handful of fresh basil (or dry basil, to taste) 1 cup cooking sherry (or the real thing if you have it) 74 oz of fresh tomatoes (or same amount of canned tomatoes if fresh isn't available) 3 tablespoons chicken soup base (this is a paste sold in a jar) 3 tablespoons brown sugar 3 bay leaves salt, white or black pepper to taste (taste before seasoning, some of the other ingredients already are salted) 1-1/2 cup whole milk, OR half and half, OR cream (depending on whether your wife is watching). Instructions: Fire up the grill, and lay the tomatoes on, and roast over medium heat. If using canned tomatoes, you can get a similar result by draining the liquid (set it aside and add back later) then broiling the tomatoes under the broiler. While the tomatoes are roasting, melt butter, and add onion, garlic, basil and sherry. Cook until onions are transparent, then pour all of the ingredients into your blender, and blend until smooth. Add back to pan, and bring to a simmer. Add flour whisking constantly. It will thicken right up. Move off the heat. Put roasted tomatoes into your blender, and blend until smooth, then add to rue. Stir it all up until blended. Now add sugar and season to taste (canned tomatoes, chicken base, and cooking sherry all have a bunch of salt, so taste it first before adding salt). NOTE The sugar is very important, if you taste it as you add it you will notice how it brings out flavor. Use more or less to taste. Last, add milk or cream. (Reheat the soup, but don't boil it after milk is added) Garnish with your favorite garnish (chopped fresh basil or parsley, parmesan cheese are all good) and serve with your favorite fish. Enjoy! -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to vfb-mail-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/vfb-mail?hl=en VFB Mail is sponsored by Line's End Inc at http://www.linesend.com