Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Soup for You!

I totally have the image of the Soup Nazi emblazoned in my brain whenever I think of soup.

I really love soup. When I was a SAHM a million years ago we were always on a small budget and I would make huge pots of soup at least once a week. Sooooo good yes?

So yesterday I made myself a delicious tomato soup
So warming and totally reminds me of being a kid and my momma would make Campbell's tomato soup and I'd break about a million saltines into my soup.

Since I'm trying like a maniac to not eat grains I have skipped the crackers, but I did add some sausages into my serving.

I could eat this every day and just might have to until it's all gone.

Simple Tomato Soup
1 tbl butter
2 garlic cloves, split
1 cup diced celery
1 large onion, chopped
4 lb tomatoes, cut into quarters
10 oz heavy cream
6 basil leaves
1 tsp sea salt
ground white pepper to taste

Over medium heat, in a large pan, melt butter. Add garlic, celery, and onion, and cook until glassy. Add tomatoes, cover, and simmer 40 minutes. Puree in food processor or pass through food mill and discard tomato skins (or just use canned chopped tomatoes like I usually do). Return soup to pan. Add cream and basil. Simmer until texturally to your liking. Season with sea salt and ground white pepper. Serves 4-6.

1 comment:

T said...

I'm a soup lover, but strangely enough, tomato soup is not one I particularly care for.

The best soup I ever had, now that I'm on the subject, was probably loaded with fat and calories, but oh how it left an impression--She Crab soup at a yummy, delightful restaurant oceanside at Virginia Beach. (Fond memory...it was just me and Momon that getaway years and years ago...)

Soup is good. Must make some soon.