Friday, November 4, 2011

Five Crowns French Tomato Soup


Five Crowns French Tomato Soup

This comes from one of my favorite restaurants in Corona Del Mar, CA.

Serve this hot, with garlic croutons, or serve cold with a sprinkling of fresh herbs.

2 Strips diced bacon
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups sliced onions
8 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
4 cups chicken stock
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/4 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tsp chopped basil
1/2 tsp chopped thyme
Salt
White Pepper

. Cook bacon in large sauce pan until crisp. Add oil and onions and saute until browned, 7 to 8 minutes

. Add tomatoes, stock, tomato paste, lemon zest, sugar, parsley, basil and thyme and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

. Puree soup in batches in blender, or food processor and return to pan. Add salt and pepper to taste

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