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                            PUREE OF TOMATO SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4   c            Virgin olive oil
    1       md           Onion
                         - peeled and roughly diced
      1/2   tb           Minced garlic
    2       lb           Plum tomatoes,pref. overripe
    1       c            Dry white wine
    3       tb           Chopped fresh herbs
                         - any combination of Basil,
                         - Oregano, Thyme & Marjoram
                         Salt -- to taste
                         Freshly ground pepper
                         - to taste
 
   HEAT THE OLIVE OIL in a 3-quart heavy stock pot over
   low heat. Add the onions and cook slowly, without
   coloring, for about 7 minutes. Add the garlic,
   tomatoes, white wine and herbs. Cover and cook over
   low heat about 30 minutes, breaking up the tomatoes
   with a wooden spoon as they soften. Strain and reserve
   the liquid. Place the tomatoes in a blender or
   processor and puree until very smooth. Add the
   reserved liquid to the tomato puree and pass the soup
   through a strainer to remove the tomato skins and
   seeds. Taste for salt and pepper.
  
 
 
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