Archive for January, 2010

Creamless Creamy Tomato Soup + Croutons

January 26, 2010

I tried this recipe over the weekend.   It’s from America’s Test Kitchen Season 9 DVD, which I received from my wife on Christmas.    As my go-to recipe source this month,  I’ve tried out several recipes from this DVD with one home run after another.    I’ll have to post some more soon, but I would recommend picking it up.    This is a really great and easy recipe to try out.    What’s interesting about the soup is there’s no cream so the tomato flavor is more prominent.    Also I love the toppings of croutons, chives, and extra virgin olive oil.  

If half of the soup fills your blender by more than two-thirds, process the soup in three batches. I filled the blender half full but was real careful to cover with a towel so you don’t scald yourself.    The liquid is really hot!     You can also use an immersion blender to process the soup directly in the pot. For an even smoother soup, pass the pureed mixture through a fine-mesh strainer before stirring in the chicken broth in step 2.