Thursday, September 24, 2009

quebec tomato soup

i love this time of year.  the colours, the smells, the weather and the tomatoes.  i stinkin' love garden tomatoes.  there is no tomato, like a garden tomato.

and this soup is a fabulous way to eat them.  it is so good, and just keeps getting better day after day.  seriously one of the few recipes where the leftovers are better than the fresh deal.

i got this recipe from my dear sister-in-law dani, and i have no idea where she got it.  enjoy!

Quebec Tomato Soup
7-10 medium tomatoes, skinned and diced
6 Tblsp butter
1 large onion sliced thin
1 grated carrot
½-1 Tblsp sugar
1 ½ tsp salt
½ tsp soda
2 - 3  c milk
1 c cream (can use half and half)
1 c cooked rice (you can use more if you prefer it a little bit thicker)
a pinch of dry parsley
a pinch of basil
Saute the onions in the butter until tender. Add the tomatoes and carrot and spices. Cook until the vegetables are tender and cooked through. Add the sugar, salt and soda. Be careful when adding the soda because it foams up quite a bit so make sure your pan is big enough to handle the foaming. Add the milk and cream and rice. Let cook for a bit and then serve.

1 comment:

Karen said...

thank you so much for this recipe! i just got a tonne of tomatoes from brad's mom that i was trying to figure out what to do with!