|Copycat La Madeleine's Tomato-Basil Soup|
My sister Joyce took me to La Madeleine to eat lunch and I had the Tomato-Basil Soup. I was a little cautious about trying it because I do not like tomato soup. My sister was telling me how delicious this soup was and I tried a bowl and I loved it. It is so creamy and flavorful, I wanted more. When you make this Copycat La Madeleine’s Tomato-Basil Soup at home you can even have a second bowl! Enjoy.
Ingredients for Copycat La Madeleine's Tomato-Basil Soup:
- 4 cups fresh tomatoes, cored, peeled, and chopped, 8-10 or 4 cups canned whole tomatoes, crushed
- 4 cups tomato juice, or part vegetable or part chicken stock
- 12 -14 basil leaves, washed fresh
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 lb sweet unsalted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- Lemon juice
Directions for making Copycat La Madeleine's Tomato-Basil Soup:
Step 1: Combine tomatoes, juice and or stock in the saucepan.
Step 2: Simmer 30 minutes.
Step 3: Puree, along with the basil leaves, in small batches, in the blender, food processor or hand-held food blenders, right in the cooking pan.
Step 4: Return to saucepan and add cream and butter, while stirring, over low heat.
Step 5: Garnish with basil leaves and serve with your favorite bread.
This recipe serves 8 people.
Some folks like to add onion and garlic that has been minced and sautéed in 1 tablespoon olive oil into the first step.
Use fresh basil not dried basil or it will not taste like La Madeleine’s.