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                          HERBED FRESH TOMATO SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       md           Onions, thinly sliced
    2       tb           Olive oil or cooking oil
    2 1/2   c            Water
    6       md           Tomatoes, peeled and
                         -quartered (about 2 lbs)
    1                    6 oz can tomato paste
    2       tb           Snipped fresh basil, or 2
                         -tsp dried, crushed basil
    1       tb           Snipped fresh thyme, or 1
                         -Tbl dried, crushed thyme
    1       tb           Instant chicken bouillon
                         -granules
      1/2   ts           Sugar
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/4   ts           Pepper
                         Few dashes bottled hot
                         -pepper sauce
                         Snipped parsley
 
   Servings: 8
   
   In a large saucepan, cook onion in hot oil till
   tender. Stir in water, tomatoes, tomato paste, basil,
   thyme, bouillon granules, sugar, salt, pepper and hot
   pepper sauce. Bring to boil, reduce heat. Cover and
   simmer 40 min.  Place about 1/3 of tomato mixture in a
   blender container or food processor bowl and process
   until smooth. (Or press through food mill). Repeat
   with remaining mixture. Reheat half of mixture and
   serve immediately.  To freeze, cool the remaining
   mixture and pour into a 3 cup freezer container seal,
   label and freeze. To serve frozen portion, transfer to
   medium saucepan.  Cover and cook over med. heat for 20
   ~ 25 minutes or until heated through, stirring
   occasionally. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
   
   Serves 4.
   
   Courtesy of Joann Pierce (Aug 27, 1990)
  
 
 
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