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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tomato Bisque

This soup is "my recipe" or my variation based on a number of different ones I've tried so any feedback on what you think is missing, etc would be great!


Tomato Bisque w/ cheese Sandwiches


  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth/bullion
  • 1/4 c. tomato paste
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 to 1 c. heavy cream
  • 2-3 Tbsp Sherry cooking wine, optional
  • Garlic or cheese croutons

Cooking Directions:

Dump canned tomatoes in a blender. Turn on for a few seconds, just enough to chop the tomatoes a bit more. Do not puree. Add butter and onions in pot and sauté over medium heat until soft, not browned. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste, basil, oregano, parsley, salt, sugar, garlic powder, and pepper. Bring to slight boil and reduce heat to low. Add cream and sherry. Stir in and remove from heat.

Sprinkle croutons right before serving.

Serve with melted cheese sandwiches to dip in.