TOMATO SOUP – 2/4 – National Homemade Soup Day

Serves

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, washed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup four
  • 2 28-oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 leaves fresh basil, minced (or 2 tsp dried basil)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup half-and-half
  • ¼-½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Sprigs of fresh basil
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, optional
  • ½ cup sour cream, optional

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil and butter in a large stockpot, melt on medium heat.
  2. Stir in onion, red pepper, celery, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally until the onion is starting to turn translucent, about 5-8 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook for an additional one minute.
  3. Stir in flour and stir until thickened and pale gold, about 3 minutes, do not allow to brown.
  4. Add garlic and tomatoes, stir thoroughly, allow to come to a bubble and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in Basil and Paprika.
  5. Bring to soft boil, add chicken stock, honey and sugar.  Return to a soft boil, stirring frequently.  Reduce heat and simmer for 20 – 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool, then puree in batches in a blender (or use an immersion blender in pot).  Blend until it is the consistency you like.
  7. Return tomato mixture to the stock pot and add the half-and-half and pepper then return to low heat.
  8. Serve and garnish with basil, parmesan cheese, and sour cream, if used.

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Tomorrow is World Nutella Day.  Ingredients for tomorrow’s recipe are listed below:

  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into ½ inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 plus 1 green onion chopped into ¼ inch slices
  • ¼ inch ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Nutella
 

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