So much for warm weather. It’s all about April showers nowadays. Cold and raw. So its time for some serious comfort food. What better than Tomato Basil Soup. The roasted idea, well that was Ina Garten’s.
1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
2 medium sized onions diced
1/2 Tbsp of crushed garlic
1/2 Tbsp Olive oil
2 tsp of crushed dried rosemary
2 cups chicken stock ( or vegetable stock, your call)
5-7 Fresh Basil leaves, torn
Preheat oven to 400 F
Add all the ingredients except stock and basil in a roasting pan.
Roast for 40 min, stirring once, half way through.
The tomatoes and onions will carmelize and become very thick. This is how you can concentrate all the yummy flavors.
Add into a blender with the stock and puree untill smooth.
Transfer to a pot and add the basil. Let the soup simmer for 5-10 mins.
Serve hot with crusty bread, grilled cheese or goldfish crackers–however you like your Tomato Basil Soup !!!