Homemade Tomato Soup
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 6-8 crushed garlic cloves
  • 5 cups canned whole tomatoes in juice
  • 1 C. water
  • ⅔ C. heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp. oregano
  • ¼ tsp. basil
  • 1 T. sugar
  • CROUTONS
  • 5 T. unsalted butter
  • 1 small loaf Italian or French bread
  • Salt, pepper, & garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent, approx. 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, water, cream, salt, red pepper flakes,oregano, basil and sugar. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and puree in batches in the container of a blender. Return the soup to the pot and reheat to a simmer, seasoning to taste with more salt and pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, to make the brown butter croutons, preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat the butter in a small pan over medium heat and cook, stirring often, until the butter is golden brown and aromatic, about 3 minutes after the butter melts. Remove from the heat. Put the bread cubes in a bowl and pour the brown butter over them, tossing to coat. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic and toss again. Spread the bread cubes on a baking sheet and place it in the oven. Bake until the croutons are toasted and golden, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the oven.
Recipe by Sunshine and Hurricanes at https://www.sunshineandhurricanes.com/homemade-tomato-soup/