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Fresh Cream of Tomato Soup - Tomato Soup with Roma Tomatoes

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Tomato Soup from Fresh Roma Tomatoes

Tomato Soup from Fresh Roma Tomatoes

J.McGavin

Tomato soup is a classic in almost all cuisines. Germans are accustomed to serving it with unsweetened whipped cream on top, which slowly melts into the soup, making swirls of creamy, tomato-y taste without too many calories. You can also serve it plain, as shown, with basil or perhaps some shaved Parmesan.

Makes 2 generous servings.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. onion, chopped (1/2 medium onion)
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 sprig each, fresh thyme and oregano (or marjoram) or 1/2 tsp. each dried in a cloth or bag.
  • 1 lb. roma tomatoes, quartered (8-10 tomatoes) (other fresh tomatoes fine, too)
  • 2 T. vodka (or tequila)
  • 1 c. chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1 T. fresh chopped basil for garnish
  • 4 T. whipped whipping cream (optional)

Preparation:

Heat the oil in a skillet and sauté the onions until translucent. Add the garlic and continue to sauté for a few minutes, being careful not to burn.

Add the quartered tomatoes, toss in the vodka and the herbs, cover pan and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

When tomatoes are soft, remove herbs and place contents in a blender.

CAREFULLY: Place one or two hot pads on the lid of the blender and hold the lid in place while you blend the HOT tomatoes for 30 seconds, or so.

Pour the sauce through a sieve, using the back of a spoon to coax all the liquids back into the pan. This step is optional, but results in a smooth tomato soup.

Add one cup of broth, salt and pepper to taste. Heat gently for 5 minutes. Ladle into bowls and garnish with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream and chopped basil.

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 5 out of 5
Wow!, Member Sampson322

I have always loved Tomato soup in general and when my husband and I travel to Northern Bavaria, we eat it quite often. I now have a small German Restaurant myself in the States and I am the chef. I often try to find a way to recreate the food I love when we travel to Hof, in Bavaria. This soup has a wonderful taste. I use vegetable stock so that I may have some vegetarian offerings on my menu. I also use good quality whole canned tomatoes in the off season with great results. One memory is of a soup with the whipped cream floating on top-a favorite. But I serve it primarily like a small bistro in Hof does-with cubed fresh mozzarella floating in it and fresh chiffonade of basil. And it's easy!. I do use a food mill for the tomatoes but you could easily strain out the seeds. Guten Appetit!

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