Tomato Soup

This wonderful tomato soup recipe comes from the Bistro Jeanty restaurant in Yountville, California. It's one of many fantastic restaurant recipes in Napa Valley.

Ingredients

Fresh tomatoes/Canned tomato 2 1⁄2 Pound , chopped
Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Onion 1⁄2 Pound , chopped
Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm) , chopped
Tomato paste 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Bay leaf 1
Peppercorn 1⁄2 Tablespoon
Dry thyme 1 Teaspoon
Heavy cream 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Sea salt To Taste
White pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Puff pastry 1 Pound
Egg 1
Water 1 Tablespoon

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

MAKING

2. In a large stockpot over medium-low heat, melt the 1/4 cup butter. Add the onions, garlic, dry thyme, bay leaf and peppercorns. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes.

3. Put tomato paste and lightly toast it. Add tomatoes, stir well and simmer over low heat for 30-40 minutes, until soft.

4. Transfer the tomato mixture to a bowl and puree it using a hand blender. Strain it and return the soup to the pot.

5. Add the cream, salt, white pepper and remaining butter. Bring soup to a simmer then remove from heat. Allow the soup to cool in the refrigerator for two hours or overnight.

6. Divide the soup among six cups.

7. Roll out the puff pastry to 1/4 inch. Cut into 6 rounds slightly larger than your cups.

8. In a bowl, beat the egg with water.

9. Paint the dough with the egg wash. Turn the circles and place over the tops of the cups. 10. Lightly paint the top of the dough rounds with egg wash with out pushing the dough down.

11. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the dough is golden brown.

SERVING

12. Serve the French Tomato Soup immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 70 Minutes
Ready In: 90 Minutes
Servings: 6