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    1 hrs 10 mins

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    Zeldaz's Note:

    If you don't want to make many gallons of this soup, here's a version scaled down for the home cook, adapted from Serious Eats. I use Mexican crema instead of cream, tempered with a bit of the hot soup before adding. Make sure to use dried basil, it won't work well at all with fresh because of the cooking time. Although this allegedly makes 4 servings, I got 6 generous bowls of soup.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add carrot and onion and cook until beginning to soften, 10 minutes, then add basil and cook until vegetables are completely soft, about 5 minutes more.
    2. 2
      Add tomatoes and broth, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 30 to 45 minutes.
    3. 3
      Allow the soup to cool somewhat, then purée until smooth in a blender or food processor or using an immersion blender. Strain the purée before returning to the pot for a smoother texture.
    4. 4
      Add cream or tempered crema little by little over over low heat until desired texture is reached. Do not boil it! Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve warm.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 16, 2012

      55

      This is a very fresh tasting soup. I used San Marzano tomatoes and whipping cream. I offered homemade croutons for the kids who wanted a crunchy topping. Be sure to taste test before serving. I added approximately 2 t of salt and a generous amount of fresh ground pepper. The overall rating from the four of us was 3.5 - 5, but since I cannot give it a half star, we gave it a 4. I successfully halved this recipe and served with grilled cheese sammiches. This does make several generous bowls of soup. I would say half the recipe made 10 cups. Thanks for posting Zelz. I will be making this again! WOW, thisis even better then next day for lunch. That's it, I'm bumping it up to a 5* rating! YUM!

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    • on May 27, 2014

      45

      I only used 1 (14.5 oz) can of chicken stock or half the amount specified by the recipe. The soup was a little runny. Tastes great tho. Thank you.

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    • on January 22, 2013

      55

      This soup is definitely better the second day! I would've given it 3 stars the first day (it tasted watery to me), but waited to review until I tasted the leftovers based on Chicagoland Chef's review. It is definitely 5 stars now--and I am so glad, because I love the Nordstrom soup! Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Nordstrom's Tomato Basil Soup, Small Batch

    Serving Size: 1 (544 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 829.6
     
    Calories from Fat 617
    74%
    Total Fat 68.5 g
    105%
    Saturated Fat 31.2 g
    156%
    Cholesterol 170.2 mg
    56%
    Sodium 470.2 mg
    19%
    Total Carbohydrate 45.7 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 10.0 g
    40%
    Sugars 24.7 g
    98%
    Protein 14.9 g
    29%

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