Since it has been brutally cold outside for several weeks, I could only think of one thing: hot soup. I got this recipe from Caroline Dumas’ book called Soupesoup. I saw this one and warmed up instantly, while salivating a bit too 🙂
Cream of Tomato and Basil Soup
You will need:
-7 tomatoes, quartered
-sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
-3 tablespoons (45 ml) olive oil
-1 tablespoon (15 ml) butter
-2 onions, finely chopped
-4 garlic cloves, chopped
-2 to 3 cups (500 to 750 ml) boiling water
-15 basil leaves, chopped
-2/3 cup (160 ml) 35% cream
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Place tomato wedges on a baking sheet. Season and drizzle with 1 tbsp (15 ml) oil. Bake for 25 minutes to sweeten them.
Heat remaining 2 tbsp (30 ml) oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté for 10 minutes or until caramelized.
Discard tomato skins and coarsely chop flesh. Purée tomatoes with onion mixture in a blender, adding water until desired consistency is achieved.
Stir in basil and cream. Serve hot.
I hope you can get some kind of satisfaction in these cold Winter months by eating great soups. Now’s definitely the time to try them!