everyone in my house is ill so I thought it would be a great idea to make some really good homemade soup. I found a great recipe on food52. here’s the recipe direct from the site.
- 8 medium beefsteak tomatoes, cored and quartered
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for the tomatoes
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 3 sprigs thyme
- 6 tablespoons heavy cream
- Sugar, if needed
- Coarsely ground black pepper
- 4 thick slices country bread, toasted and brushed with olive oil, for serving
Heat the oven to 375 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Lay the tomatoes cut-side down. Add the garlic cloves (with skins on). Sprinkle with olive oil and season with salt. Roast until the tomatoes are soft and caramelized, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Add the ¼ cup olive oil, the rosemary and thyme to a small saucepan and place over low heat. Let warm until you begin smelling the herbs, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
Peel the tomatoes and add the pulp and juices to a soup pan. Squeeze the garlic from its skin and add it to the pan. Place the pan over medium heat, and begin mashing the tomatoes with a potato masher until it’s pulpy, but not chunky (if you prefer to use a food processor, go ahead – just make sure you leave it pulpy). When the mixture is hot but not boiling, stir in the cream. Season to taste with salt. Add a pinch of sugar, if needed. Ladle into bowls and season with pepper. Sprinkle a little herb oil on top of the soup. Pass the toasts at the table.
….and enjoy. hope everyone stays well. it’s going around hard in my town and it’s finally hit my family.