Thursday, February 17, 2011

Joe and Lauren's Sherried Tomato Soup

Catagory: Soups
Difficulty: Easy
Not Healthy

This soup tastes like...the way you feel when you are wrapped in a blanket on the couch in front of a fire on a rainy day. It is deep and rich and full of solace. A while back, Joe, my daughter's boyfriend, went on a cross-country trip to deliver a car to another state. On the way, he ate a lot of food at a lot of restaurants. Somewhere along the way he had a delectable tomato soup with a touch of sherry in it. So, with high hopes of it's duplication he brought the description of it back to Lauren. She, being very much in love with Joe, found it...on a very good blog site called "The Pioneer Woman".

Sherried Tomato Soup:

6 T melted butter
1 whole medium onion, diced
1 bottle, 46 oz., tomato juice
2 cans (14 oz.) diced tomatoes
1T (up to 3 T) powdered chicken bouillion
3 T (up to 6) sugar or Palm sugar (to taste)
1 pinch salt
black pepper to taste
1 C good sherry (do not use cooking sherry-blech!)
1 1/2 C heavy cream
chopped flat-leaf parsley
chopped fresh basil

Directions: Saute diced onions in butter until transluscent. Then add canned tomatoes, tomato juice, chicken boullion, sugar, salt, pepper and stir. Bring to a near boil, then turn off heat. Add sherry and cream and stir. Add parsley and basil to taste. Eat some, and save some for a rainy day (freezes well).

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