Bloody Mary Tomato Soup

This is a grown-up version of tomato soup has lots of flavor and is easy to prepare when you are a walking zombie in the kitchen. Plus, this will be a great recipe to use for those many tomatoes that I plan on growing.

Bloody Mary Tomato Soup
Adapted form Breakfast for Dinner

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 pounds ripe tomatoes, about 3 to 5 large), sliced 3/4-inch thick Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced finely 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 cup vegetable broth 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, or to taste 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon celery salt

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and brush foil with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Arrange tomato slices in a single layer on sheet, drizzle with with another 1 tablespoon of oil, and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes, and then broil on high for 4 minutes or until the tops have slightly browned. In a large saucepan, heat the remaining oil over medium high heat. Saute the onions, celery, carrot and garlic for 9 to 10 minutes, until softened. Stirring occasionally. Add wine and cook for another 4 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir in roasted tomatoes and any juices, 3/4 cup water, vegetable broth, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, sugar, celery salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool slightly. Using an immersion blender (or blender/food processor), puree soup till smooth. Continue cooking for an additional 10 minutes and add salt and pepper to taste. Yield: 4 servings

Review: One tasty tomato soup and perfect for those easy meals after a long and exhausting night. A parent’s job is never over and you’re always on the clock. Besides, I can’t refuse this lovable face, she totally makes me weak. If her little brother is just as adorable, I’m going to be one very tired (happy) mommy.

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