Tomato Basil Soup

Recipe by Desperada
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt the butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and sugar and saute until caramelized.
  • Add the thyme, bay leaves, salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne and stir.
  • Add the stock and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the cream and brandy. Simmer 5 minutes.
  • Remove the bay leaves and puree about half of the soup in a blender until smooth.
  • Return the puree to the soup pot.
  • Add the basil pesto and heat through.
  • Serve. Can garnish with a little parmesan or mozzarella, fresh chives, croutons -- .
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