*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      Mom’s Jersey  Fresh Tomato Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Jersey Fresh                     Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       lg           Onions, finely sliced
    4       ea           Bacon strips, cooked
                         Crisp and crumbled
    1 1/2   tb           Butter
    6       ea           Red ripe Jersey Tomatoes,
                         Peeled, cored and chopped
    2       tb           Tomato paste
    3       ea           Lemon rind strips
    4       c            Chicken stock
    1       t            Sugar
      1/2   ts           Thyme (dried)
    1       t            Basil (dried)
                         Salt and pepper to taste
                         Croutons for garnish
                         Fresh basil sprigs
                         For garnish
 
   Saute onions in butter about 5 minutes until tender and golden. Add
   tomatoes, tomato paste, lemon rind, chicken stock, bacon and herbs.
   Bring to boil, reduce to simmer until tomatoes are tender, about 15
   minutes. Remove lemon rind. Cool soup, then puree in blender. Strain
   puree. Reheat before serving. Garnish with croutons and basil sprigs.
   
   Source: Jane Camarota. This recipe won in the soup catagory of the
   “Jersey Fresh Cookoff”.
  
 
 
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