Monday, February 1, 2010

La Madeleine's Tomato Basil Soup Knock-off

This tomato soup tastes as close to La Madeleine's as I've ever had, is easy and quick, and is the perfect comfort food on a cold, rainy night. Yum!
La Madeleine's Tomato Basil Soup Knock-off
4 cups tomatoes, cored, peeled, and chopped (or canned, whole tomatoes, crushed)
4 cups tomato juice
12-14 basil leaves
1 cup heavy cream
¼ lb. sweet, unsalted butter
¼ tsp cracked black pepper
lemon juice

Combine tomatoes and juice in a saucepan.

Simmer 30 minutes.

Puree, along with the basil leaves in small batches in a blender. Return to saucepan and add cream and butter while stirring over low heat.
Serve topped with fresh-grated Parmesan cheese. This soup also goes well with my focaccia bread.

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