Basil Tomato Soup Supreme
(balsamic vinegar, basil, Chicken, cloves garlic, heavy cream, honey, hot sauce, Lea and Perrins, onion, parmesan, pepper, salt, tomatoes)
28 oz can tomatoes1 1/2 oz fresh basil leaves1/2 cup heavy cream1 cup vegetable or chicken broth1 tbsp honey1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 red pepper flakes1/4 teaspoon pepper1/4 teaspoon hot sauce1 teaspoon lea and perrins1 medium onion, chopped and lightly sauteed4 cloves garlic, chopped and lightly sauteed1 teaspoon balsamic vinegarOptional: 3 tablespoons parmesan added last to small amount, blended then folded in
Puree the basil in 1/2 cup tomato sauceFinely chop and lightly saute the garlic and onion adding a little salt at first to encourage a sweat rather than browning.Puree into the basil.Put the rest of the tomatoes in a large heavy saucepan.Add all other ingredients to the pot, including the puree.Bring slowly to a simmer, simmer for 25 minutes.Let cool slightly, and then with an immersion blender, puree the whole mixture.Serve warm to hot. Or chill for later.Optionally add the parmesan.Garnish with chopped basil.