Friday, May 29, 2009

Spicy Heirloom Tomato Parmesan Soup

  • 6 ripe heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut into 1” chunks
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/8 cup fresh basil leaves, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place tomatoes in a medium-sized pot and add water just to cover.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add basil leaves and garlic. Allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Puree using immersion blender or remove from heat and blend in a food processor or blender until smooth. Return to pot.
  4. Whisk in half-and-half, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Lower heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Ladle into bowls and garnish with shaved Parmesan.

Serves 2

Found On: BrokeAss Gourmet