Creamy Tomato Soup with Buttery Croutons
Source of Recipe
Food & Wine
"This comforting, creamy tomato soup relies on pantry staples, such as canned whole tomatoes, garlic, onion, and extra-virgin olive oil. Freshly made brown-butter croutons add contrasting crunch and a touch of richness. Best of all, you can enjoy a bowl of this soup in just 30 minutes."
Recipe Link: https://tinyurl.com/mr38uhm7
List of Ingredients
◦ 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
◦ 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
◦ 1 medium onion, very thinly sliced
◦ 3 cloves garlic, smashed
◦ 5 cups canned whole tomatoes in their juice (from three 14-ounce cans)
◦ 1 cup water
◦ ⅔ cup heavy cream
◦ 1 tablespoon sugar
◦ ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
◦ ¼ teaspoon celery seed
◦ ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
◦ Salt and freshly ground pepper
◦ Four ¾-inch-thick slices of white country bread, crusts trimmed, bread cut into ¾-inch dice
In a large saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the sliced onion and smashed garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and their juice, the water, heavy cream, sugar, crushed red pepper, celery seed and oregano and season with salt and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil over high heat, breaking up the tomatoes with the back of a spoon. Reduce the heat to moderate and simmer for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter over moderately high heat until it begins to brown, about 1 minute. Scrape the browned butter into a medium bowl. Add the olive oil to the skillet. Add the diced bread and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until it is slightly browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer the bread to the browned butter and toss well.
Working in batches, transfer the tomato soup to a blender and purée until smooth. Return the soup to a clean pot and rewarm the soup if necessary. Season the soup with salt and pepper.
Ladle the soup into bowls and serve with the croutons.
Makes 6 servings