Creamy Tomato and Basil Soup


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Discover the creamy and vine ripened tomatoes in this warming aromatic Creamy tomato and basil soup. The peeled and cored tomatoes are blended with shallots and vinegar in chicken broth and then flavoured with lime juice and heavy cream.

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Creamy Tomato and Basil Soup recipe - How to make Creamy Tomato and Basil Soup

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Ingredients

2 lbs( 800 gms) tomatoes, peeled, cored and chopped
2 cups chicken broth
1 spring onion, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 sprigs fresh basil
1 tsp vinegar
Method

  1. In a large soup pot, sauté the shallot with the olive oil, till soft. add the tomatoes, the broth. tie the basil together with twine and add to the pot, add salt and pepper to taste. bring to a boil over medium heat till reduced by one fourth. let cool and remove the basil.
  2. Once cool puree the soup in a food processor, pot the soup in a clean pot and bring to a simmer, turn off the heat and stir in the cream and the vinegar. taste again for salt & pepper.
  3. Ladle into serving dish and garnish with fresh basil


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This recipe was contributed by setseeani on 22 May 2002


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