La Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup

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Nov. 28, 2012

You can make tomato basil soup just like La Madeleine makes. This is an easy to prepare soup that can be put together in under 30 minutes. This soup is made with canned tomatoes so you can make this soup any time of year.

Ingredients

Tomatoes 4 Cup (64 tbs) , peeled, cored and chopped (or use crushed canned whole tomatoes)
Tomato juice 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Fresh basil leaves 14 Medium , washed
Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sweet, unsalted butter 1/4 Pound
Salt To Taste
Cracked black pepper 1/4 Teaspoon

Directions

MAKING

1. In a sauce pan, heat together tomato juice and diced tomatoes.

2. Add basil leaves and let it simmer for 30 minutes.

3. Add butter and heavy cream and give it a stir.

4. In a blender or using a hand held immersion blender, puree the soup.

5. Season with salt.

SERVING

6. Pour in a bowl and serve the soup piping hot.

TIPS

You could substitute half the tomato juice with chicken or vegetable stock if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 298Calories from Fat 246

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.1%

Saturated Fat 17 g85%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 99 mg4.13%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet