Creamed Tomato Bisque

Ok, friends…..I don’t have a lot of time, but I needed to share with you a great recipe that I stole/borrowed from my Mom’s recipe box a few years back. I have no idea where she got it….all I know is that it is easy and GOO-OOD. So, if you are reading my humble blog and you realize that this is in fact your recipe, let me know and I will give you all the credit!
Anyways, I promise you will like this creamy dreamy tomato soup. Typically I don’t like tomato soup because its plain and boring. But THIS stuff……..oh my goodness gracious……this is anything but plain and boring. Its fabulous. I want to bathe in it thats how good it is. Seriously delicious. I’ve made this only a few times because it is pretty sinful and doesn’t get along too well with my online calorie counter, but its well worth it. Eat this with a little grilled cheese sandwich and you’re in heaven. You’re welcome in advance!
Creamed Tomato Bisque
yield: 4 big servings
Ingredients:
1/4 lb. butter
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/3 cup flour
1-28 oz. can diced tomatoes
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
4 cups chicken broth
Directions:
In large pot, melt butter over medium low heat. Stir in celery, onion and carrot and sauté until veggies are soft, 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and stir until well incorporated. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and cover and simmer 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Puree soup with an immersion blender or a regular blender (but be really careful! Its HOT STUFF!) until smooth. Pour blended soup back into soup pot.
LAST STEP!!–Stir in 2 cups half & half with 1/2 teaspoon curry powder. DO NOT boil once this has been added! Serve hot!
Recipe TIPS:
You could use whole milk, but after the 1/4 lb. of butter, why would you choose the ‘lighter’ option?!
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    Lauren — January 7, 2012 at 7:31 am

    I made this soup a couple of weeks ago and I LOVED it! I actually left the half & half out completely because I liked it so much without. Thank you for the great recipe. I am going to be making this again soon!

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