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In food on March 23, 2009 at 7:36 pm

 

Soup's on!

Soup's on!

Despite all signs pointing toward Spring, we’re still waiting on the warm weather to come. So, as we await its arrival we thought we would cook up some creamy tomato soup.

In our search for the perfect recipe we came across James Beard’s and agreed that there was no way he could lead us astray.

This classic recipe is the BEST soup we’ve ever tasted–we had to restrain ourselves from eating the whole batch at once. And, you’ll be pleased to know that most of these ingredients are already in your pantry.

Canned tomatoes, an onion, spices and heavy cream will do the trick. Simmer the vegetables and spices for half an hour and then puree the mixture in a blender (careful, hot liquids expand). Reheat the tomato mixture on the stove and bring the cream to a medium heat (without letting it boil) in a separate saucepan. Once heated, ladle the cream into the tomato mixture and you’ve got a delightfully creamy soup that goes perfectly with a warm, crusty baguette—or a grilled cheese.

A word to the wise: we know you may be tempted to use milk instead of cream, but we beg you not to. The cream is what gives the soup its delicious texture and rich, slightly sweet flavor. So, stick with the real stuff and you can thank Mr. Beard later.

Moral of the story? You can never go wrong with a classic.

Until next time,

xoxo,

VTB

ViaTheBistro@gmail.com

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