Entered by: jackalopeCategories: SoupsViews: 5819
The secret to the richness of this soup is to use real butter, fresh basil leaves, and heavy cream. Please do not substitute, or you will not have the same high quality end result.
Attributed to: Holly
(basil, butter, cream, juice, pepper, salt, tomato, tomatoes)
4 tomatoes - peeled, seeded and diced4 cups tomato juice14 leaves fresh basil1 cup heavy whipping cream1/2 cup butter1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
1. Place tomatoes and juice in a stock pot over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Puree the tomato mixture along with the basil leaves, and return the puree to the stock pot. 2. Place the pot over medium heat, and stir in the heavy cream and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Do not boil.