*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                           Italian Tomato Bisque
 
 Recipe By     : Rick
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      pounds        Roma Tomato
    1      medium        onion -- sliced thin
    1      tablespoon    butter
    1      tablespoon    brown sugar
    2      whole         clove
    1      teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      black pepper
    2      teaspoons     fresh basil -- chopped fine
      1/2  pint          half and half
    1      cup           milk
    2      tablespoons   chives -- chopped
      1/2  cup           dry red wine -- (optional)
 
 Blanch the tomatoes until skin comes loose, then skin, seed, and chop coarsley.
  
  Saute onion in butter a few minutes, then add all ingredients except the milk 
 and cream.  Simmer for about 25 minutes, and remove the cloves.  Transfer to a 
 blender or food processor, and puree.  Add half and half, and the milk. (If 
 preparing before-hand, put aside in the refrigerator at this point.)  Heat up 
 in a sauce pan and sprinkle chives on top before serving.  
 
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