With an extremely hot summer, our garden was didn’t fair so well. It’s much quicker to tell you what we actually harvested, than what we didn’t. Tomatoes…
With that said, I am not a huge tomato fan. I love pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce,tomato soup, sun-dried tomatoes and ketchup. I actually can’t imagine life without those foods. I just don’t care for fresh sliced tomatoes. Odd? Probably…
So what does one make when they have an over abundance of sun ripened tomatoes that they don’t particularly care for? They make a delicious, creamy tomato soup and serve it with gooey grilled cheese sandwiches.
Creamy Harvest Tomato Soup
9 medium-sized ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, diced
1 tbsp. olive oil
4 c. chicken stock
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tbsp. white wine
1/2 c. sour cream
Pinch of salt
2 dashes of black pepper
In a large stock pot, add olive oil and onion. Cook onions until soft and tender, stir often to make sure they don’t overbrown. Add chopped tomatoes, chicken stock, wine, sugar, and Italian seasoning. Bring to a full boil on high heat, reduce heat and simmer until liquid has reduced about 1 quart. Cool for 20 minutes.
In a blender, puree soup stock in small batches and return to large saucepan. Add sour cream; cook on low heat until soup is re-warmed and sour cream is completely mixed in. Add salt and pepper.
What’s your favorite thing to make with fresh tomatoes?