Sunday, September 16, 2007

Fresh Tomato Soup with Smoked Gouda

Fresh Tomato Soup with Smoked GoudaTo go with the Goat Cheese Panini from last week here is a light and easy summer soup that has some advantages over your plain old tomato soup--summer savory and smoked Gouda.

This soup goes together perfectly with the sandwiches and both are so easy you can have an elegant warm weather meal in just half an hour.

2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, sliced
2 28-ounce cans Italian plumb tomatoes, with juices
1 ½ cups canned chicken broth
½ cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon dried summer savory
½ teaspoon celery seed
¾ cup grated Gouda cheese
chopped fresh parsley
additional Gouda cheese, grated

Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until tender, about 8 minutes. Add tomatoes with their juices and chicken broth. Break up tomatoes with spoon. Simmer 30 minutes. Add cream, savory and celery see and bring to simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir grated cheese into soup and garnish with parsley and additional grated cheese if desired.

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17 comments:

K T Cat said...

Finally, a recipe that makes use of my tiny bottle of Schilling's Summer Savory!

:-)

This looks fantastic. I'll be trying it out shortly. Thanks for posting it.

Shelby said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm :)

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Drool. Any soupy friend of smoked gouda is a soupy friend of mine.

Robin said...

That looks like a tomato soup that even I would like!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I LOOOOOOVE smoked gouda. This looks so yummy and easy.

Casdok said...

Looks so more inviting than a marmite sandwich!!!

PunditMom said...

MMMMMMMM!

Damselfly said...

Oh, man, this sounds gooood!

Damselfly said...

PS I had a dream I went to Alaska and visited with you!

SusieJ said...

Michelle, I just picked all the tomatoes at the lake -- and was looking for something like this. Thank you.

Lisa Milton said...

It must be heaven, living with you. Your recipes are always so inviting, yet they're not fussy. Love it.

laura said...

That sounds delicious! I'm excited to try this one. Thanks for the recipe!

Lei said...

Oh no you didn't! Sabotage on this woman's limited menu! It looks like one of those deceptively healthy, uber delicious dishes.

Melissa Garrett said...

I will definitely have to try this recipe, as tomato soup is one of my favorites :-)

Beth said...

Yummmmmmm. I wish I had a big bowl of this right now!

SusieQ said...

Looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

luckyzmom said...

I've been waiting for this recipe and can't wait to try it. Thanks. It sounds nummo.