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Tomato Soup With Fresh Basil

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Ingredients
  Fresh tomatoes 4
  Onion 1
  Celery stalks 2
  Carrot 1
  White of leek 1
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Butter 60 Gram
  Bay leaf 1
  Peppercorns 6
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Beef stock 1 1⁄2 Liter
  Salt To Taste
  Fresh basil 1 Bunch (100 gm)
Directions

In the work bowl finely chop the onion, celery, carrot, leek and garlic.
In a large saucepan melt the butter and lightly saute' the finely cut vegetables.
Immerse the tomatoes in boiling water, peel them and chop them in the work bowl.
Add chopped tomatoes to the saucepan together with the bay leaf, peppercorns, tomato paste and beef stock.
Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Cook for 30 minutes.
After 20 minutes of cooking, add the basil leaves and stalks which have been finely chopped in the work bowl (save some leaves for garnish) Cook for the remaining 10 minutes.
Place in the work bowl, 2 cups at a time, and process until fine in texture.
Strain through a fine sieve.
Refrigerate until serving.
Garnish with a basil leaf.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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