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Cream Of Tomato And Port Soup

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Ingredients
  Tomato puree 100 Gram
  Parsley stalks 10 Gram
  Fresh bay leaves 2 Medium
  Streaky bacon 80 Gram
  Carrots 80 Gram
  Onion 80 Gram
  Vegetable stock 1600 Milliliter
  Port 80 Gram
  Double cream 200 Gram
  Croutons 60 Gram
  Fresh basil leaves 6 Small (for garnish)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 2 Teaspoon, milled (use as per taste)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Make the vegetable stock.
2. Wash, peel and chop carrots into ½” dice.
3. Peel and chop the onion into ½” dice.
4. Cut the bacon into ½” dices.
5. Cut the croutons and fry in shallow oil.
6. Drain on kitchen paper and leave for the garnish.
7. Wash the basil leaves, dry and put aside for the garnish.
8. Weigh all the ingredients.
9. Blanch the tomatoes, then peel and deseed them.
10. Slice the flesh into fine julienne for garnish.
11. Put the skins in the vegetable stock.

MAKING
12. Pour the stock into a saucepan, add the parsley stalks and bay leaves, bring to the boil and allow to simmer gently.
13. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over a medium heat, melt the butter, add the carrots, onion and bacon and sweat for about 5 minutes without color.
14. Stir in the flour to make a roux.
15. Cook for a further 2 minutes, remove from the heat and add the tomato purée and stir in well.
16. Return to the heat and slowly add the simmering stock until all the stock has been absorbed, stirring all the time.
17. Add the sugar and season to taste. (Be careful with the salt because of the bacon, which can be a little salty sometimes).
18. Simmer on a low heat for 45 minutes.
19. Pass the tomato soup through a fine strainer into a clean saucepan.
20. Check the seasoning and consistency.
21. Bring the tomato soup to a gentle heat and add the port and cream (save a little cream for garnish).
22. Simmer for a further 2 minutes.

FINALIZING
23. Ladle the tomato soup into warmed soup bowls, add the julienne of tomatoes to each bowl, drizzle over a little cream and garnish each bowl with a few fresh basil leaves.

SERVING
24. Serve with a small bowl of croutons.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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