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Tomato Bisque the simple way--NEW!

Recipe: Tomato Bisque the simple way--NEW! NEW

Remarks:

Servings:
Serves 8 (cups) or 6 (bowls)

Ingredients:

    28 oz. of crushed canned tomatoes

    15 oz of canned diced tomatoes with garlic and herbs included

    1 bunch of green onions, minced. White part and light green parts only.

    2 Tbl of butter

    1 tsp of Italian herb mix

    1 Tbl of balsamic vinegar (this is optional)

    2 cups of chicken broth

    1 cup of cream

Instructions:

    Put the butter in a large sauce pot and add the onions and Italian herbs. Mix and cook on medium until the onions are loose and coated in butter. Add the tomatoes. Cook on medium high until it begins to bubble. Add the balsamic vinegar and the chicken broth. Cook in medium high for 20 - 30 minutes. You want not only to get it real hot, but it will cook down some during this process. Stir fairly often. Add your cream and cook until it thickens. Stir some more. This will only take about 7 minutes more.

    I like my bisque with a few chunks. If you want yours completely smooth all you have to do is carefully load this in batches into your blender and whiz it and then re-heat it. I don't recommend loading HOT liquid into a blender for a beginner cook. This is "be careful business" but I'm adding this to your notes in case you have a smooth preference.

Serving Suggestions:

    Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches for a hearty, satisfying, elegant and yet still inexpensive, meal.

Enjoy. Cheers! Zola

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