roasted tomato soup.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

roasted tomato soup

a soup explosion on the ceiling that involved myself, a tomato splattered sam wiggins, and a cursed blender had me dodging all pureed soup recipes until recently. enter the immersion blender. i'm not one to encourage very specific kitchen gadgets, but dang it, i gave in.

san marzano canned tomatoes are the best according to my taste buds and a few italian cooks will back me up on this. flavorless tomatoes makes for a flavorless soup.

serve with the cheesiest of grilled cheese.

roasted tomato soup
1 28oz can chopped tomatoes
extra virgin olive oil
2 stalks celery, diced
2 small carrots, diced
1 large yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 box (32oz) chicken or vegetable stock
2 bay leaves
handful chopped fresh basil
dash of red pepper flakes (if you like some heat)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup cream or milk (optional)

1. preheat the oven to 450F. strain tomatoes, reserve the juice, and spread on a baking sheet. drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast for 15-20 minutes.
2. in a soup pot with a few glugs of olive oil, cook onion, celery, and carrots until tender. add garlic and cook for another minute.
3. add roasted tomatoes, reserved tomato juice, 2 cups of chicken broth, red pepper flakes, and bay leaves. simmer for 20 minutes.
4. add fresh basil and cream (if using). salt and pepper to taste.
5. puree with an immersion blender and add a bit more chicken/vegetable stock if it gets too thick.

original recipe from the tart tart.


Laurie said...

yum! this sounds like the perfect lunch for a cold day! i look forward to giving this recipe a try.

Meghan said...

Sounds delicious!
This soup and my immersion blender got along really well together:

Rebeka said...

I heart tomato soup and this looks fantastic and comforting. It sounds like the perfect lunch for me to make this weekend (obviously with a really cheesy sandwich on the side).

Thanks for sharing - I always love your recipes.

rebecca said...

thank you thank you.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

I do adore San Marzano tomatoes–and a good kitchen tool, even if it's just one use. Think how many minutes of your life were spent spraying down Sam Wiggins–worth it.

The Bebebirds said...

Sounds amazing...and quite cozy.

Jillian said...

I hate to admit I'm a bit of snob when it comes to the tomatoes I use - San Marzano all the way! Once I tasted them, I knew I wouldn't use any other kind of canned tomatoes for my soups and sauces.

shoegirl said...

I made this with grilled cheese for Christmas Eve and it was a big hit! We might even make it a yearly holiday tradition. Thanks for the great recipe!

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