Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Yummy Tomato Soup

So I am not a tomato fan--well I like ketchup and I like raw tomatoes...but stewed tomatoes, I could do with out.  I was not a fan of tomato soup growing up--unless mom cut up hot dogs and put them in the soup (Robert thinks the thought of this is gross--I thought this was a common thing--hmmmm, let us know what you think!)

Awhile back I discovered the most amazing Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese at our favorite little cafe in the SAV, the Soho Cafe.  Now I'm not one for Tomato Soup or grilled cheese, but man we've been missing it since we moved. 

So we have been on a hunt for some good Tomato Soup.  V8 makes a Tomato Herb that's not that bad--but we found a recipe on Rachel Rays blog about the time we were searching for a good recipe....I made it for a cold Saturday while we were watching some good ole Georgia Football (well it was the Auburn game and in that few hours I decided my heart really couldn't handle football....) but the soup was YUMMY!!!

Here's Rachels recipe:

In a big pot, I sauteed 1/2 of a chopped large yellow onion and one clove smashed garlic until translucent.  Then I added 1 16 ounce can of crushed tomatoes, a handful of fresh basil, a teaspoon of dried dill, lots of black pepper and a few shakes of salt.  You could add a cup of broth or water, but I added low-fat milk.  I cooked this for a few minutes, let it cool a bit, then stuck it in the blender and pureed the mixture.  Then, to give it a rich flavor, I added 2 tablespoons of sour cream and mixed it up.

**Okay, so of course I have to put my own twist on things--I could not find a 16 oz. can of crushed tomatoes---so I got the smallest can--which resulted in me doubling the entire recipe.  The tomatoes was the only thing I had to buy--I had everything else in the pantry--which means I used dried basil--but I'm sure the fresh is better--but it worked for us!  We used skim milk.  Then I had a parmesan blend of cheeses and some croutons that I threw on top!  It was good!!!!  Not perfect like Soho's, but the closest we've gotten so far.  Does anyone else have a tomato soup recipe they want to pass along?  :)


steve and randel hambrick said...

nope. no recipes for tomato soup here! but i just might try this one-- although no one else in my family would be interested (i'm the only one with good taste!) :)

.........Bill......... said...

Campbell's ain't bad!