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How to Make Tomato Soup Chef Jean Pierre

How to Make Tomato Soup

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Recipe Ingredients

For the Soup:

  • 2 tablespoons Herbs de Provence Olive Oil or Plain Extra Virgin
  • 2 large Onions chopped
  • 4 to 5 Carrots chopped
  • 1 Celery chopped no leaves
  • 4 to 5 Whole Garlic Cloves
  • 1 28- oz. cans Tomatoes puree
  • 3 28- oz Peeled Tomatoes chopped
  • 6 ounces Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup Basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Rhyme chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence, optional
  • 2 tablespoons of Acacia Honey or Sugar
  • Herbs de Provence Salt or whatever salt you normally use
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 60 ounces Vegetable or Chicken Stock
  • Pesto

For the Croutons:

  • 1 loaf Country Bread
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic, Herbs De Provence or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley chopped

Recipe Instructions

For the Soup:

    Makes 24 Servings (Eat some today and tomorrow and freeze the rest)

    • Heat the oil in a large soup kettle.  Add the onion.  When onions are translucent, add the garlic cook until fragrant, add the carrots, celery, tomatoes puree and chopped tomatoes.  Add the thyme, pesto and stock.
    • Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.  Adjust seasonings with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    • Insert an immersion blender or pour the soup into a regular blender.  Process until very smooth.

    For the Croutons:

      Preheat Oven to 375 F

      • Homemade croutons may seem like a bit of work, when it seems so easy to open a package from the store, but I promise you, once you've tasted them, you will never buy another box!  The great flavor and texture of homemade croutons will surprise you.  So give it a go!  You won't be sorry.
      • Cut the bread into ¼” to ½” cubes.
      • In a large sauté pan, heat the butter and olive oil.  When melted, remove from heat and add garlic and parsley.  Mix thoroughly then add croutons.  When croutons are well‑coated, transfer to a baking sheet in a single layer and bake until golden brown.  Be sure to mix them around the pan every few minutes to get them golden and crisp on all sides.   Allow to cool BEFORE putting them in a bowl otherwise they will get soggy.


      For the Herbs de Provence Olive Oil: click here
      For the Garlic Olive Oil: click here
      For the Herbs de Provence Salt: click here
      For the Herbs de Provence Mill: click here
      For the Plum Tomatoes: click here
      For the Acacia Honey: click here

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