Creamy Tomato & Basil
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10 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 onion, finely minced
1 clove garlic, finely minced
10 – 12 fresh tomatoes,
cored and chopped in food processor
(no need to peel tomatoes,
you can add even more if you want)
1 – 2 tomatoes, chopped
(to give a little texture to the soup)
Salt & pepper, to taste
Few drops of Tabasco sauce
3 – 4 tbsp of fresh basil, finely chopped
1 ½ cups cream
2 tbsp butter
(do not substitute margarine!)
Combine all ingredients in pot except for 1 tbsp basil, the cream and butter.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add cream and butter as well as the remaining tbsp of basil.
Simmer a few minutes.
You may have to adjust your seasoning – so adjust as needed.
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