With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Fresh Tomato Bisque

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Fresh Tomato Bisque

This is a recipe that our daughter made for her dad's birthday dinner that she found here. We enjoyed it so much that I made another batch today. It isn't heavy and has a pleasant, fresh tomato and basil flavor. Reminds me of summer :)

(Recipe follows)
Begin with fresh Roma Tomatoes. Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Carefully place the tomatoes into water and simmer 1-2 minutes, just until the skin splits. Carefully remove from water with a slotted spoon.
Meanwhile, saute coarsely chopped onion in butter
I added two bouillon cubes for extra flavor.
Seed the tomatoes. The skins will easily fall off ~ the time consuming part is removing the seeds.
Add the seeded tomatoes to the pot of sauteed onions along with the bay leaf, brown sugar,whole cloves, salt, pepper, basil and boullion cubes. Simmer until tomatoes are thoroughly cooked.
Remove bay leaf and cloves and carefully transfer mixture to a blender and puree.
Return mixture to pot and stir in cream and milk.
Serve with croutons and snips of chives or basil.
Fresh Tomato Bisque

2 pounds ripe tomatoes, chopped (about 6 tomatoes)
1 medium onion, sliced thin
1 Tablespoon butter
1 bay leaf
1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar
2 whole cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh basil
1 pint light cream (Kay feels 1/2 pint is enough...and I agree)
1 cup milk
6 large croutons
2 tablespoons chopped chives Skin and seed tomatoes.
Saute onion in butter.
Add tomatoes, bay leaf, sugar, cloves, salt, pepper and basil.
Simmer, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are thoroughly cooked, about 25 minutes.
Remove bay leaf and cloves.
Transfer mixture to blender and puree. (Or strain through a coarse sieve.)
Add cream and milk.
Heat through.
Served topped with toasted buttered croutons.
Sprinkle with chopped chives or additional basil.


Miss Jen said...

Oh my, this looks quite scrumptious!!
I'm always looking for good soup recipes.
Thanks ever so much for sharing!

Love in Christ,
Miss Jen

So blessed! said...

Yummo, that looks delicious. I'm not much of a cook, but I believe I could follow those directions. Illustrations work well for me...LOL.

Mildred said...

Sounds like a good meal for a cold, winter's night. Thanks for sharing.

Snippety Gibbet said...

Mmmmmmm, yummy! I love the tutorial.

Thanks for the meme. I haven't posted my answers yet, but I'm working on it.

Take care, jan

blackberrycottage said...

hi there,
Mmm I can just smell that food, it looks wonderful.
I love your blog! I have become a follower now so I look forward to coming back again and again.
Bless you,
hugs Sandra nz

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Well that looks yummy! Love recipes with pictures to follow along! Thanks for sharing!

Bethany said...

This looks so yummy. I answered your questions about my last post in a comment on that post. Check it out.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

This looks delicious, I'd love to try it, a bit more work than the one I usually do, the results of yours looks fantastic! Thanks :)


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