Years ago I had a wonderful tomato soup, the best I’d ever tasted. I wanted the recipe. Unsurprisingly it was refused to me. Her son smuggled the recipe out to me. Yes! I made it once and lost the recipe. Facepalm.
I have been in the mood for it so I thought I would see what I could recreate. My husband is not a fan of tomato soups. Too tomato-y. I took that as a challenge. I was going to make the best soup and convert him! Yes he is patient with my quirks. 🙂
To start I chopped some garlic and bacon and sauteed them in the pan.
Next I added 2 cups of my tomato sauce. Then I added a chopped tomato. I know! It will make it too tomato-y. But I forged ahead anyway.
As this was coming up to a simmer I chopped a bunch of fresh basil and tossed it in. I seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
I added about a cup of cream and warmed it back up.
Once it was heated through I used the immersion blender to blend all the ingredients together and it is ready to serve.
I added a bit of basil to garnish and then I grated Parmesan cheese to top. Most cheeses will go with this simple soup.
I loved this soup as I love the tomato flavour but it was too much for my poor husband. Ah well. You can’t win them all! 🙂 This is really good with grilled cheese sandwiches like the jalapeno cheddar or the tomato avocado sandwiches.