Friday, November 13, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside

Perhaps cold is too strong of a word. It was mild outside today. Puts me in the mood for some nice soup. Hot soup with some fresh baked bread puts me in a super good mood.
I have a friend from college who is now a personal chef/caterer. I know what you're thinking, "She went to colleg??" I dabbled a bit. Anyway, she is always posting pictures of these fabulous things she makes and sometimes shares her recipes! This one is for Tomato Basil Soup. And away we go!

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

8-10 Roma totatoes, halved
2 large onions, quartered

4 large cloves of garlic, whole (I used an entire head of garlic)

2 cans of tomatoes (juice and all, kids)
1 Cup fresh basil or 1/4 Cup frozen (apparently Trader Joe's sells frozen basil, I have personally, never seen it)

2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 quart chicken stock/broth (or vegetable stock for vegans)

Olive oil
Salt & Pepper

In a large bowl, toss tomatoes, onions, and garlic with olive oil (she uses 5-6 Tablespoons, I did not use nearly that much. Just coat them all really well). Season with salt and pepper. Spread out onto a large rimmed baking sheet and roast for 20-30 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
Add the roasted veggies and remaining ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer 15 minutes.
Using a hand blender, blend ingredients well, or do this can be done in a standard blender in a few batches (please let it cool down a bit before doing this, otherwise you'll have a mess on your hands!).

You can serve as is, or run it through food mill to get a smoother soup. Straining it would also work. I just served mind as is and it was wonderful. You can garnish it with some fresh cream and it would be fab! Enjoy!


Jenny Wegner said...

I need to get a blender!

StepherB said...

It looks so yummy and it makes me want some...dang you! I am doing a low carb low sugar diet so alas, no soup or bread for me!

Sassypants Wifey said...

sounds tasty! may trump my lazy streak, dont hold me to that though, laziness may still be alive and well...

The Tan of A said...

This is similar to the recipe I have from Barefoot Contessa, and it's so so SO delicious. I just made a big batch the other night. My recipe doesn't have Worcestershire, though, and I might add that next time. Oh, and I DEFINITELY use lots of wine in mine. Mmmmm.