Creamy Tomato  Basil Bisque

"Creamy tomato basil bisque is a smooth, rich soup loaded with fresh tomatoes and just the right amount of basil and parmesan."

Renee Nicole's Kitchen

INGREDIENTS

– olive oil – onion – garlic cloves – salt – pepper – roma tomatoes – vegetable stock – balsamic vinegar – bay leaves – fresh basil - chopped – cream – cornstarch – parmesan

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Yield

6 SERVINGS

prep time

30 MINUTES

total time

1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

COOK TIME

45 MINUTES

Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque

1. Score, blanch, and peel the tomatoes. Cut in half, scoop out and discard the seeds. Chop the peeled and seeded tomatoes. Roughly chop onion and garlic.

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2. Heat the pan on the stove over a medium flame. Once hot, add the olive oil and heat an additional minute.

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3. Stir in the onions. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the onions are fragrant and starting to turn a translucent golden color add the garlic and cook 1 minute longer.

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4. Add the salt, pepper, tomatoes, vegetable stock, vinegar, and bay leaves. Stir to combine.

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5. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, drop heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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6.  After 30 minutes, remove the bay leaves and puree the soup until smooth, preferably using a stick blender.

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7.  Make a cornstarch slurry by mixing the cornstarch with the cold whipping cream, stirring to dissolve completely. Julienne the basil.

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8.  Add the cornstarch slurry, grated parmesan, and basil into the soup. Stir to combine. Cover and allow to cook on low an additional 15 minutes.

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9. Serve garnished with additional parmesan or a drizzle of cream and a sprig of fresh basil.

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Enjoy!

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