Tomato Bisque

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ripe tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 whole cloves
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs fresh basil, chopped or 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 cups light cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbs chopped chives
This recipe is best prepared with fresh, ripe tomatoes.

  • Peel, seed and chop tomatoes.
  • Saute’ onion in butter until soft.
  • Add tomatoes, bay leaf, brown sugar, cloves, salt, pepper and basil.
  • Simmer, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are throughput cooked, about 25 minutes.
  • Remove and discard bay leaf and cloves.
  • Transfer mixture to food processor or blender and puree.
  • Blend in cream and milk.
  • Chill for several hours or overnight.
  • Serve in chilled bowls and garnish with chives.

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