Saks Fifth Avenue Tomato-Basil Can Bisque

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  1. Jane Strmac

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    Saks Fifth Avenue Tomato-Basil Can Bisque

    3 tablespoons butter
    1 large yellow onion
    1/2 rib celery
    3 tablespoons flour
    1 tablespoon minced garlic
    2 (16-ounce) cans diced tomatoes (or 3 large fresh tomatoes, diced)
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (or 1 tablespoon dried basil)
    2 (16-ounce) cans tomato puree
    1 (16-ounce) can beef stock
    1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
    1 bay leaf
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Heat butter in a large stockpot. Dice onion and celery and add to pot. Saute until
    the onion is transparent. Sprinkle flour over onions one tablespoon at a time,
    stirring in each one thoroughly with a large spoon until paste forms. Add garlic,
    diced tomatoes and basil, and stir. Stir in tomato puree and beef stock slowly, then
    whipping cream. The soup should be a rose color. Add bay leaf and simmer on low for
    about an hour. Remove bay leaf before serving. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    Serves 8-10.

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