Tomato Soup

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.

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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.

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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.

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I added about a cup of cream and warmed it back up.

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Once it was heated through I used the immersion blender to blend all the ingredients together and it is ready to serve.

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I added a bit of basil to garnish and then I grated Parmesan cheese to top.  Most cheeses will go with this simple soup.

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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.

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