Wednesday, November 11, 2009


003 Here’s yet another tomato soup recipe, and this one is fairly simple and pretty good. I like it topped with Parmesan cheese shavings (just take a wide vegetable peeler and scrape down the side of a piece of Parmesan to get a wide shaving), but you can top the soup however you like – with croutons, chopped tomatoes, chopped basil, or a drizzle of cream. I used a mix of fresh tomatoes (which I roasted) and canned diced tomatoes. The excess soup went into the freezer, waiting for a cold winter night.

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Buffalo Mtn Grille’s Tomato Basil Bisque Printable Recipe
Rating: 9 out of 10
INGREDIENTS: 1 large onion
2 celery ribs
3 garlic cloves
3 Tbsp. EVOO or butter
3 (14.5 oz.) cans tomatoes (or mix with fresh roasted tomatoes, as I did)
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 small can tomato paste
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 cup fresh basil
1/2 cup heavy cream
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Coarsely chop onion, celery & garlic. Sauté onion and celery in EVOO over medium heat in large skillet about 5 minutes, or till onions are translucent. Add garlic, sauté additional minute. Add tomatoes, broth, paste, parsley, red pepper flakes and basil and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to low heat and cook 10 minutes, covered. Uncover pot and cook additional 10 minutes. Puree with hand-held immersion blender or in batches in blender. Stir in cream, salt and pepper. Top with croutons, shavings of Parmesan cheese, fresh basil and/or chopped tomatoes, if desired.
Yield: 6-8 servings


Donna-FFW said...

Oh sounds lovely and such a gorgeous photo, perfect with a grilled cheese. Such ease in preparation too. Perfect Judy as always!

teresa said...

mmmm, this looks just wonderful! so creamy and perfect for a fall day!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a creamy and delicious soup Judy! Especially with the Parmesan on top!

Sophie said...

This looks as one fantastic flavourfull soup!!


Katy ~ said...

Judy, this sounds so rich and delicious. And I love the addition of the Parmesan.

I've enjoyed perusing your blog. You have some truly lovely and delicious food posted.

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Velva said...

Judy, this soup dish look absolutely delicious!

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