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Tomato Bisque And Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Ingredients
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cherry tomatoes 12 Ounce, halved
  Vine tomatoes 6 Small, chop
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
  Onion 1 Small
  Baby carrot 12 Small, chop
  Basil leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chop
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Chicken broth 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Kosher salt 2 Teaspoon
  Pepper To Taste
  Half and half 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Melted butter 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
For the garnish
  Basil leaves 2 Tablespoon, julienned
For the sandwich
  French bread slices 4
  Swiss cheese slices 6
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half, chop the vine tomatoes, garlic, onion, baby carrots, basil leaves and cut juliennes of basil leaves for garnish, set everything aside in separate bowls.

MAKING
2. In a pan melt butter and add onion, carrots and garlic, sauté everything for 8 minutes, add all the remaining ingredients tomatoes, bay leaves, salt, sugar, pepper, basil leaves, tomato paste and the broth.
3. Let it simmer for 30 minutes on medium low with the lid on, remove the bay leaves and blend the tomato bisque in the blender until you get a smooth and thick consistency.
4. Transfer the tomato bisque in a pot and put half and half, adjust the salt to taste and cook on low heat.
5. In the meantime make the grilled cheese sandwich, butter the bread slices on both side and place the cheese over it.
6. Place the bread inside the pannin grill, and let it grill for 6 minutes.

SERVING
7. Serve the tomato bisque along with the grill cheese sandwich.

Things You Will Need
Blender
food processor
hand blender
Panini press

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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