Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tomato Bisque Soup

I snagged this recipe from another recipe blog I watch, and I have to share because it is just SO good. It comes from a caterer, and makes a fairly large batch (maybe 8 servings or more), but I just freeze individual servings in plastic bags and use them for a quick lunch with a grilled cheese or quesadilla.

Tomato Bisque Soup

1/2 c onion, diced
1/2 c butter, divided
2 garlic cloves minced
1 1/2 t dill weed
1 t oregano
1 t basil
5 c canned crushed tomatoes
1 (6 oz can) tomato paste
4 c chicken stock or broth (2 cans)
2 T flour
2 t salt
1/2 t white pepper
4 t honey
1 1/4 c heavy cream
2/3 c half & half

In a large pot, melt 6 T butter. Saute onions, garlic, and herbs on medium low for about 5 minutes, until onion is SOFT and translucent. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and chicken stock and heat to simmer. In a separate small saucepan, make a roux with the flour and remaining 2 T butter, whisking constantly over medium heat for 3 minutes, without browning. Add roux to stock, whisking to blend. Add salt and pepper. Bring to a boil to thicken, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes. Add honey, cream, and half & half.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Ooooh looks good!! I've been wanting to make soup bowls, and I bet this would taste yummy in a soup bowl! Thanks for sharing!