Sunday, August 14, 2011
Ramadan 14 - Tomato Basil Soup
This is a simple tomato basil soup.
3 lbs tomato
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
2 dried bay leaves
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
water to blanch
In a big pot, boil 6 cups water. This is to blanch the tomato for easier skin removing.
Cook the whole tomato for 1 minute.
Drain and quickly put the tomato in a cold ice bath.
Remove the tomato skin.
Cook the skinless tomato with salt, sugar, parsley flakes, onion and garlic.
Using a handheld blender, mash the tomato.
Cook on low for 15 minutes.
Add the bay leaves and heavy cream.
Simmer for another 20 minutes on low heat.
Add salt to taste.
Serve warm or cold with crackers.