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Tomato Soup

Updated: Oct 31, 2023


Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is a comforting food made from ripe tomatoes, broth, and a blend of herbs and spices. It has a creamy texture and a tangy, slightly sweet taste. You can serve it hot with croutons or fresh herbs.


Tomato Soup

Ingredients

  • 2-stalks celery

  • 1-onion

  • 2-carrots

  • 2-cloves garlic

  • ½ pound bacon

  • ¼ pound butter

  • ¼ cup flour

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • 28-ounce can of tomato sauce

  • 1-quart grape tomatoes

  • Fresh parsley

  • 2 Bay leaves

  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns


Method

  1. Dice bacon and add to a large saucepan. Begin rendering on medium heat

  2. Prepare mirepoix with the onions, celery, and carrots-add to the rendering bacon and cook until carrots are tender, and the onions are translucent,

  3. Add garlic and stir well.

  4. Slowly melt the butter to prepare for roux

  5. Add the tomatoes, fresh herbs, and peppercorns to the bacon mixture and stir well.

  6. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cook until the tomatoes split and release their flavor.

  7. Turn the heat to low and add the tomato paste; stir well.

  8. Add the roux and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

  9. Strain through a large sieve or use an immersion blender to puree the soup.

  10. Add the cream and chiffonade fresh basil for garnish if you wish


Serves 8


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