July 23, 2024

Creamy Tomato Bisque



Creamy Tomato Bisque

If there’s one soup that’s the epitome of comfort food, it’s Creamy Tomato Bisque. This rich and velvety tomato soup is like a warm hug on a chilly day. It’s the perfect combination of tangy tomatoes and creamy goodness, with a hint of aromatic herbs. Whether you’re sipping it in a cozy cafe or making it at home, Creamy Tomato Bisque is a classic that never goes out of style.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until they become translucent.
  2. Sprinkle in the flour and stir constantly for about 2 minutes to create a roux.
  3. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth, making sure there are no lumps.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, sugar, and dried basil. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 10 minutes.
  5. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth. Alternatively, transfer the soup to a blender in batches and blend until smooth.
  6. Return the soup to the saucepan and stir in the heavy cream. Heat the soup over low heat until it’s warmed through, but do not let it boil.
  7. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with a drizzle of cream and some fresh basil leaves.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Creamy Tomato Bisque is the ultimate comfort food soup. It’s creamy, tangy, and packed with flavor. Perfect for a cozy night in or as an elegant starter for a special meal.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 320, Fat: 24g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 4g

After one spoonful of this Creamy Tomato Bisque, you’ll understand why it’s a timeless classic. The silky texture, the burst of tomato flavor, and the hint of basil make it an irresistible treat. Whether you’re enjoying it on a chilly winter evening or as a starter at a dinner party, this soup will always steal the show. So, grab a bowl, garnish it with a swirl of cream and some fresh basil, and savor the comforting goodness of Creamy Tomato Bisque.