It’s that time of year… The mornings and evenings are cooler and we begin to crave fall. Yet we are still solidly in summer for 3 more weeks. The garden is bursting with tomatoes, so we are savoring. And blending the two seasons as best we can with pot after pot of the garden fresh tomato soup and warm gooey grilled cheese sandwiches. If only there were a low-carb option for the grilled cheese. I’ve been making tomato soup weekly the past few weeks, and finally settled on this recipe for the BEST tomato soup.
I tried out several different recipes from the internet and my go-to cookbooks, and I thought they tasted just great. BUT Joe and Naomi – my two biggest critics – were convinced I could do better. So I experimented a bit and settled on this recipe.The best tomato soup uses ALL fresh garden tomatoes (but would work with canned, just can’t vouch it’ll be AS tasty), has a tiny bit of sugar to balance out the acidity of the tomatoes, and of course, some heavy cream, because what’s tomato soup without heavy cream?
Notes: You may want to adjust the amount of sugar, salt, and even chicken broth, all depending on the tomatoes you’re using. Mine were very watery and acidic, and not very salty, since I made the tomato sauce myself and added just a bit of salt. More acid probably means you’ll need a bit more sugar (or honey) if you’d like to tame it. And add salt to taste, which will depend on how salty your tomatoes and chicken broth are! If you want a thicker sauce, add just 1 cup of broth, and see what it tastes/looks like. Add more if needed! I decided on 3 cups for my 3 quarts of sauce and it was the perfect taste (but not very thick). Regardless, ENJOY!
makes about 4 quarts
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