Friday, October 10, 2014

Remy's Tomato Soup (Ratatouille)

Recreate Remy's Soup
from Disney-Pixar's film
"Ratatouille"
with this easy
one-pot recipe!!


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Remy's Tomato Soup
*makes 8 servings

Ingredients:

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 leeks, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, pureed in blender
1 tablespoon sugar
cracked black pepper
1 cup white wine (or substitute 1 cup water)
5 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, cubed
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
4 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
sea salt, to taste
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
green onion, for garnish (optional)


Directions:

Melt the butter in a large pot. Add the onion and cook until tender and almost translucent (about 3 minutes). Add in the leeks and garlic and cook until the onions are completely translucent (about 2 more minutes). Pour in the pureed tomatoes. Stir. Add the sugar and black pepper. Stir well. Now add in the white wine. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Let simmer for 10 minutes until the wine has reduced. The liquid will become thick and the steam won't have the smell of alcohol any longer.

Pour in the chicken broth. Now add the: cubes of parmesan, thyme, basil, bay leaves, cayenne pepper and sea salt. Reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer 20 minutes.

Remove lid. Add in the heavy cream and parsley. Recover and let simmer an additional 10 minutes on low. Serve* with crusty French bread or a baguette. 

*If you don't like it with the chunky veggies, then pour it back into your blender (a few cups at a time) and puree the soup before serving.



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