If you like tomato soup, here’s an alternate one…
10-12 Roma Tomatoes or use canned
1 large yellow onion
3-4 garlic cloves
3/4 cup cream
2 blended Roma tomato
2-3 tbsp fresh (chopped) or dry basil
salt and fresh ground pepper
a dash of smoked paprika
a few red pepper flakes (optional)
1-2 tbsp olive oil
If using fresh Roma tomatoes, bring a large pan of water to boil. Add rinsed Roma tomatoes for about ten minutes till you can see the skin starting to peel. Remove tomatoes and set aside.
In a large pan or dutch oven, heat the oil. Add chopped onion and garlic and fry till golden. Season with salt, fresh ground pepper, dash of smoked paprika, peeled tomatoes and 3 cups of broth or water. Bring to a boil, reduce flame and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes.
Remove. Cool. Blend with immersion blender. Add 3/4 to 1 cup cream. Season with smoked paprika or red pepper flakes and fresh or dry basil. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
Serve warm, with some bread!