Celebration Fresh Tomato Bisque

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    Celebration Fresh Tomato Bisque

    Serves 4

    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 small onion, diced
    2 pounds plum tomatoes, cored coarsely chopped (about 6 cups)
    1/3 cup white wine
    8 whole cloves - tied into a small square of cheesecloth
    2 small bay leaves
    1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, plus 4 whole leaves for garnish
    1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
    1 cup whole milk
    salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    In a large saucepan, heat oil, add onion and saute until softened. Add
    tomatoes, wine, cloves, bay leaves and chopped basil. Bring to a boil,
    reduce heat then cover and simmer 25 minutes. Remove bay leaves and the
    cloves. Put 2 or 3 cloves back into soup. Puree mixture in blender. Return
    mixture to pan and brown sugar, stirring until dissolved. Add milk and
    season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat just to a slow simmer. Remove
    from heat and serve, garnishing each bowl with a fresh basil leaf.

    Source: Shepard's Garden Seeds


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