Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Good Bowl of Soup

Tomato soup is so comforting.

My Moms never made it back in the day, because The Jersey Girl’s Dad is not a fan.

But I rock it out all the time. I always try new variations and recipes. The one constant ingredient is always fresh basil, but other things change from the type of tomatoes to the herbs. I like to shake it up this way and that.

This version is my very own. It’s really yummy – especially with a grilled cheese panini or as I call it, the Dinner of Champions.

My soup is very smooth. I added a carrot and a little half and half to make it velvety.

Hope you dig it.

And for the love of god, you gots to eat it with a grilled cheese!

Suzie's Tomato Soup
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
½ cup dry white wine
2 cups chicken broth
1 28-ounce can San Marzano tomatoes
½ tsp sugar
20 basil leaves, chopped
¼ cup half-and-half
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large soup pot, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add carrot, garlic and onion. Saute for about five minutes.

Add wine, broth, tomatoes, sugar and basil. Season with salt and pepper Bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove pot from stove. Using an immersion blender, blend mixture until vegetables are pureed and mixture is smooth. Add half-and-half. Stir. Adjust seasoning, if necessary.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.


  1. i came across your blog from gigi's gone shopping a while ago and i must say i LOVE it! i can't wait to try this recipe!

    i'm a big fan of cooking/baking myself..please tell me you've heard of - i've loved everything i made off of there!

  2. Hey Fashion Court,

    Thank you SOOOOO much. I've been the worst blogger this month. LOL. I will totally check out smittenkitchen. Thanks for the tip!


  3. haha no problem! unfortunately i haven't had a chance to try the above recipe but i'm going to try to include it in my weekend recipes this weekend! :o)