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Sun Dried Tomato Soup

In England, Heinz is the big soup producer not Campbell's. My favorite soup is their tomato soup which I can't reproduce and is not available over here. I had bought a large jar of Sun Dried tomatoes from Costco (the same price for their huge jar as for a jar 1/4 -1/3 of the size in the supermarket) and they had a recipe for sun dried tomato soup on the label. I varied it slightly for the ingredients available in this area and my husband thinks it's the same as the Heinz soup. I don't think it's the same, excellent though this is, but then I was a Heinz tomato soup addict.

Ingredients

  • ¼ c sun dried tomatoes in oil
  • 1×11.5 oz soda can of Campbell's tomato juice or equivalent
  • ½ c whipping cream
  • ½ c half and half
  • fresh pepper
  • 1 tsp sherry
  • fresh chopped basil - optional

Method

1. Place tomatoes, tomato juice and half and half in food processor and run until tomatoes are smooth.

2. Pour liquid into saucepan and gently bring to a boil.

3. Add whipping cream and return to a boil, turn down to a simmer and add sherry and some freshly ground white pepper - white pepper looks nicer than black pepper.

4. Taste and adjust seasoning and serve warm not hot with chopped basil if desired.

I found that this soup mellowed overnight and tasted better than when first made. This makes only about 2-3 bowls of soup for a taster session.


Oonagh Williams, proprietor of Royal Temptations, has a Culinary Arts degree, is a qualified teacher and offers a Personal Chef and Catering Service. She can be seen frequently on WMUR ABC's Channel 9 Cooks Corner. Contact Oonagh on 424-6412 or visit her web site at Geocities.com/CookingWithOonagh.
 

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Last modified: Nov. 24, 2000
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