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Tomato Basil Bisque

Begin the night before.

1 bunch leeks (2-3), finely chopped into the green
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. olive oil
1 29oz can Italian Plum Tomatoes (Progresso or Hunts)
12 fresh Basil Leaves
1 14 1/2oz can Chicken Broth
1/4 teas. salt
1/4 teas. white pepper
1 Cup whipping cream

Heat the oil, cook leeks and garlic, stirring constantly for 12 minutes, DO NOT BROWN. Chop the tomatoes with the liquid, add to the leeks. Add basil leaves, simmer 10 minutes. Add chicken broth, salt and pepper. Simmer 1 hour uncovered.

Chill at least 2 hours or over night. Puree. Chill 1 more hour. Add whipping cream and reheat gently before serving.

This soup feeds 10, you can double or triple the recipe as needed.

Posted by Foofee on March 27, 1998

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