Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

July 9, 2012 8:38:05 AM PDT
Sean Tehrani, executive chef and proprietor of Basil Leaf Café, demonstrates several recipes from the café featuring basil.

½ oz unsalted butter
½ cup chopped onions
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 lb peeled tomato strips
1 pinch of salt & pepper
1 med sized chopped carrot
2 tablespoon sugar
1 cup of chicken stock or vegetable stock
½ cup fresh basil leaves
1 cup of heavy whipping cream

Melt the butter over low medium heat. Add onions, garlic, carrots and cook for 6 min. Add tomatoes, sugar, basil, stock, salt and pepper and cook for 45 min puree the soup with a processor. Reduce the heat to simmer. Add cream and adjust the seasonings