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Nordstrom Cafe' Tomato Basil Soup


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  • 12 cups canned peeled plum tomatoes
  • 3 lbs carrots, chopped
  • 3 lbs onions, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons dry basil
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 gallons water
  • 1 lb chicken base
  • 3 quarts heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons black pepper
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    1) In a large stock pot, sautee the olive oil, carrots, and onions at medium heat for 15 minutes.

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    2) Add the basil, salt, pepper, and tomatoes and bring to a simmer.

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    3) In a large bowl, whisk the chicken base into the water until dissolved.

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    4) Add the water mixture to the stock pot, bring to a boil, and then simmer for 45 minutes.

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    5) Puree the soup using a hand blender while adding the heavy cream until it reaches a thin consistency.

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