RV Recipe: Tomato Basil Soup

 RV Recipe: Tomato Basil Soup


Soup is always good, easy to prepare and perfect as an RV Recipe!

Here's my RV Recipe for Tomato Basil Soup:

Add the ingredients to a Dutch oven, large saucepan or soup pot. 
1. 1/2 c. olive oil
2. 5 slices of day-old rustic bread
3. 1 tsp salt
4. 1/2 tsp oregano
5. 1 tbsp minced garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
6. 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
7. 10 basil leaves torn in 3 – 4 pieces per leaf
8. 2 lbs. large ripe tomatoes, peeled, cut in large dice sized pieces
9. 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth

Bring ingredients to a boil, lower heat and simmer covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Soup is done when the bread breaks down and the soup thickens.  For creamer soup emulsify the cooled soup in small batches not to exceed 1/2 level in the pot or blender.  An imursion blender can be placed directly in a pot 1/2 filled with cooled soup.

Note:  To create a deeper flavor profile:  Saute' the diced onions for 2 minutes in 2 tbsp. of olive oil, add diced garlic or garlic powder, oregano and peeled diced tomatoes.  Sprinkle a tsp of sugar over the tomatoes and drizzle the tomatoes with 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar.  Add remaining ingredients, bring the soup to a boil then simmer for 90 minutes.

My cookbook Small Kitchen Big Flavors! is available at a great Introductory Price on Ebay and my blog site at : http:/smallkitchenbigflavorsblog.wordpress.com

Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!

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