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Sassy Cream of Tomato Soup

Sassy Cream of Tomato Soup


Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb. ripe full flavored tomatoes
  • ½ cup Sassy Mary Mix
  • 4 cups Chicken stock
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • ¼ cup All-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • White peppercorns

Directions

  • In a pan, bring the stock to a boil
  • Blanch the tomatoes and carefully peel them – remove any tough parts and all the seeds, reserving the juice for other uses
  • Puree the tomato flesh in a processor and place in a bowl
  • In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt 3 tbsp. of the butter, add the onion and cook gently for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until very tender but not browned
  • Add flour and cook gently, stirring for 1-2 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and pour in 1/3 of hot chicken stock and 1/2 cup of Sassy Mary Mix
  • Beat vigorously with a whisk until the stock has blended evenly with the mixture without forming any lumps
  • Pour in the remaining stock and mix well – return to a gentle heat
  • Add the tomato puree and stir, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Remove from heat, beat with a hand held electric beater until well blended into a puree
  • Add salt, freshly ground white pepper and lemon juice to taste (optional)
  • Add the remaining butter and stir
  • Serve hot