Thursday, July 21, 2011

Roasted Tomato Soup

It all begins with the abundance of garden fresh tomatoes, onion and a few cloves of garlic. Drizzled with Olive oil and seasoned with salt and freshly ground pepper then roasted to perfection.


What you receive is an oh so good for you bowl of creamy tomato soup.  May you never open a can of Campbell's Tomato Soup again!


Roasted Tomato Soup
Serves 4-6
Recipe from Tyler Florence

Ingredients:
2-1/2 pounds fresh tomatoes (mix of fresh heirlooms cherry, vine and plum tomatoes)
6 cloves garlic, peeled
2 small yellow onions (note: I used red onion)
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 quart chicken stock
2 bay leaves
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, optional
3/4 cup heavy cream optional

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Wash, core and cut the tomatoes in halves.  Spread the tomatoes, garlic cloves and onions onto a baking tray.  Drizzle with 1/2 cup of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Roast for 20-30 minutes, or until caramelized.

Remove roasted tomatoes, garlic and onion from the oven and transfer to a large stock pot.  Add 3/4 of the chicken stock, bay leaves, and butter.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until liquid has reduced by a third.

Wash and dry basil leaves, if using, and add to the pot.  Use and immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth.  Return soup to low heat, and add cream and adjust consistency with remaining chicken stock, if necessary.  Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Enjoy!
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50 comments:

Sue/the view from great island said...

This is so beautiful. I love that it's made with such a variety of roasted tomatoes, the taste must be so intense. The Campbell's version kind of turned me off of tomato soup, but this is bringing me back!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, this sounds absolutely DIVINE!! I love roasted vegetables and I am looking forward to trying this one! blessings ~ tanna

Rambling Tart said...

Oh man - I'm making this SOON, Velva! WOW! Love those gorgeous colors and flavors roasted beautifully. :-)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

You've spoiled me with this recipe! Could it be any simpler? I'll bet it's so delicious! Can't wait to make it, but it won't be today as it's going to hit 95 degrees! Have a great day and keep cool!

Mary

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

It is the most fantastic soup yet! Love that recipe. Now you've given me a craving!

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

This looks wonderful! I love that you used all different kinds of tomatoes as well. I'm saving this recipe. Thank you!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

It looks amazing!! With all those fresh roasted tomatoes in it I have no doubt that its anything but delicious! Roasted tomatoes make me happy. Soup makes me happier. The combination should send me into a week long hangover of happiness :)

Hungry Dog said...

This looks absolutely fantastic!

mangiabella said...

this looks and sounds fantastic....I absolutely WILL try this and vow never to buy tomato soup again....scouts honor!

Mimi said...

Perfect timing, since we have a bumper crop of tomatoes this year.
Mimi

That Girl said...

Love roasted tomato soup. I have some yellow tomatoes, I wonder how they would work in a soup.

Abbey said...

Yum! Cant wait for our slow tomatoes to arrive...

Michael Toa said...

I love roasted tomato soup. One of my favourite comfort food. Yum.

Big Dude said...

This sounds delicious - I like the idea of roasting everything.

grace said...

tyler florence, breaking out an impressive recipe! this looks so rich and smooth, velva--nice work!

Mister Meatball said...

Yep, yep, yep.

I got, like, 30 tomato plants this year, too.

Grazie!

farmlady said...

My husbands grandmother use to say.." Drink something hot on a hot day and you will feel cooler."
I was never convinced, but even in these hot days of summer I think I would like to try this recipe. It looks wonderful.
Oh that Tyler Florence...

Cooking Creation said...

I love tomato soup and this is one of my favorite recipes for it! Yours looks so good!

Claudia said...

I think I need this is my life. And while we're dealing with the heat wave of this century - the soup beckons because of the use of vine-ripened tomatoes - roasted!

tasteofbeirut said...

This looks like a terrific recipe, one that would become a family classic! I will make it as soon as I get some of our orchard's tomatoes in my hands!

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

I really love this tomato soup Velva! Now I know what to do with my ripening tomatoes. Brilliant idea roasting them for such a delicious dish! Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

I made something similar a while ago..so I know this is really delicious.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

i love that you roasted the tomatoes first. it brings out even more of the delicious tomato flavor and sweetness. this looks like the perfect comfort soup! i love it

Care's Kitchen said...

I can not tell you have delicious that bowl of tomato soup looks! It's funny because it's the hottest days of the year here in NJ (and much of the country I guess) and the other day I made a Chickpea soup and my husband thought I was nuts! I say bring on the SOUP!!! :)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Sounds so summery and delicious. Love the idea of roasting the tomatoes.
Sam

The Japanese Redneck said...

Looks so good! I've been on a roasted tomato kick now that they are coming in from the garden.

Anna and Liz Recipes said...

This looks so great! i love soups and i cant wait to make this wonderful recipe! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

a marvelous soup! It bet it tastes just out of this world.

Cheers,

Rosa

Lazaro Cooks said...

Blows the sodium-laden crap in the can out the water. You made these tomatoes shine.

LaDivaCucina said...

Wow! I love tomato soup, especially with a fancy pants grilled cheese sandwich. This looks divine, Velva.

Barbara said...

I'm not much of a soup maker, Velva, but roasting the tomatoes would make all the difference in the world! Love this recipe.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

It won't be long before it's tomato season here. I've had a few of the smaller cherry tomatoes ripen so far but that's all.

I'd love to try this recipe!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

OMG, wouldn't this soup be amazing to dunk a grilled cheese sandwich in. I am going to make this soup as soon as we have a break from this oppressive heat wave.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Campbell's soup? Who's that? I adore soup. Year round. Roasting any kind of veggie takes the flavors to a whole new level. Now, if only my tomatoes would turn red. While you're having a heat wave, we've having daily overcast weather. Brrrrrrrr. It's soup weather, for sure.

backroadjournal said...

Now you have me wishing twice as hard that my tomatoes start to ripen soon. Roasting the tomatoes must have really increased the flavor of the soup.

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

so making this

Raina said...

Wow! Beautiful soup. It sounds delicious. I can definitely imagine not wanting canned soup after trying this:)

The Harried Cook said...

Gorgeous soup! I love homemade tomato soup, but I have never tried roasting the veggies first... Great recipe! Thanks for sharing

College Essays said...

Oops I just licked my computer screen. :-)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Thanks for coming by to visit, Velva...love your tomato soup! Looks wonderful! I enjoyed browsing your blog and have signed on to follow! ♥

teresa said...

oh wow, this is just gorgeous. perfect for any time of year.

sheila @ Elements said...

Yummmmmm!!!! This soup would make me extremely happy!!! I wish I had a bowl of it right now! :)

Rachel Cotterill said...

Ohhh that looks so very, very good!

Pushpa said...

Absolutely delicious and fulfilling soup.

nancy at good food matters said...

I am looking forward to making tomato soup this week--plenty of ripe-ripe tomatoes in my garden. this is always a favorite; there should never be another can of Campbell's opened, ever!

thank you for visiting my blog--I shall enjoy perusing yours. I love its title.
Nancy

Chef E said...

Gosh your wordless wednesday shots are wonderful looking, making me hungry...I have yet to make a tomato soup outside of gazpacho...need too!

Chef Fresco said...

This soup looks amazing too! Perfect use for those summer tomatoes.

The Country Cardinal said...

Velva! I'm speechless. I just made a batch of this amazing soup with a mix of San Marzanos, Granaderos, and Black Princes! Such a delicious precursor to our shrimp and aubergine dish. Thank you for bringing it into my life, it is absolutely amazing.

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