May 1, 2011

Garden Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

Garden Fresh Tomato Basil Soup
Yield  1 quart

Ingredients
8 ea Very Ripe Tomatoes from your garden (Peeled and Cored)
1.5 CP Diced Yellow Onion
1.5 CP
 Diced Carrots
1 TB Minced Fresh Garlic
3 TB  Olive oil
2.5 CP Chicken or Vegetable broth
1/4 CP Chopped Fresh Basil (a little more doesn't hurt)
1 TB Brown Sugar (more if needed to cut the acidity)
1 tsp Minced orange zest
1 TB Minced Lemon Zest
1 tsp White Pepper
2 tsp Black Pepper
2 tsp  Salt  (Adjust as needed depending on saltiness of chicken broth)

Method
  1. Sauté onions carrots and garlic with olive oil and pepper on high heat until caramelizing is taking place. 
  2. Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Add the ripe tomatoes, zest and allow to simmer for about a minute. 
  4. At this point you can start blending the soup with the fresh basil until semi smooth while blending add salt and sugar as needed.   

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