Originally Posted by Big Shot
Is there really anything you can use to substitute for heavy cream? For instance.... Creamy tomato soup, I want to make it healthier than the 3 cups of heavy cream allows. is there a "health food" option for it that anyone knows of??
Creamy tomato soup - might contain milk and cream but should not require an uncomfortable quantity of either and certainly not 3 cups of heavy cream.
You are looking at the wrong recipe. How would you like it to taste???
Have you ever tasted a really good.... org***m** tomato soup of onions, diced and sautéed, add lots and lots, and lots of tomatoes, bayleaf, sprig(s) of thyme, dash of Worcestershire sauce, tablespoon of tomato purée, stock - the best you can afford.
Purée in a mouli-legumes, replace in clean pan pan, add a little slaked cornflour and tomato paste with liquid to thicken. Allow to simmer for 3 minutes.
First get the sofrito:
All cleaned, finely dice and sautéed and sweatéd to make a soup.
Add the tomatoes (ripened or canned) to make a rich tomato soup but take care to add flavourigs - the bayleaf, the sprig of thyme.
Purée, season and taste, thicken if necessary with cornstarch/corrnflour.
Cook for 3-5 minutes to allow the starches to cook. Plain four requires 7-10 minutes to cook and cornflour 3-5minutes to cook.
Long live tomato soup!