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Old 06-21-2005, 03:29 PM   #1
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Looking: Tuscan Tomato Basic Bisque

Safeway has some terrific Signature soups in their stores. We've tried 2 but I reallywould like to find a recipe for a Tuscan Tomato Basil Bisque. I checked the package and the ingredients list was very long and complicated. Lots of different herbs and spices.

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Old 06-21-2005, 07:18 PM   #2
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This one is very simple and delciious.

Tomato Bisque
1 tb olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 tb garlic, chopped
6 oz fresh basil (stems discarded)
1 quart heavy cream (4 cups)
2 fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 28-ounce can chopped or crushed tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

1.In a soup pot, cook onion in olive oil over moderate heat until onion softens. Stir in garlic and cook about 30 seconds.
2.Stir in basil and cook about 30 seconds. Add cream and fresh and canned tomatoes. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
3.Puree 1/2 the contents of the pot in a blender or food processor until smooth. Combine with remaining soup. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
**All of the tomato mixture can be pureed for a very smooth consistency.
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Old 06-23-2005, 06:11 PM   #3
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I saved this a while back, because I thought it looked delicious. I figured I'd make it when I had fresh basil coming on. Now I do...guess it's about time.

Homemade Tomato Soup
Recipe courtesy Michael Chiarello

1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 stalk celery, diced
1 small carrot, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup heavy cream, optional

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Strain the chopped canned tomatoes, reserving the juices, and spread
onto a baking sheet, season with salt and pepper, to taste, drizzle with
1/4 cup of the olive oil and roast until caramelized, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat remaining olive oil over medium-low heat.
Add the celery, carrot, onion and garlic, cook until softened, about 10
minutes. Add the roasted chopped canned tomatoes, reserved tomato
juices, chicken broth, bay leaf and butter. Simmer until vegetables are
very tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Add basil and cream, if using.
Puree with a hand held immersion blender until smooth.
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