A couple years ago I discovered this recipe that totally change how I look at bisque. Bisque is a type of rich, thick, creamy soup which has been pureed so that it has an even texture. Traditionally, bisque includes seafood, wine and cream, along with a mixture of spices. “Cream”…did you hear that? Not a happy word for someone who tries to incorporate healthy choices in their diet! I now can prepare a dairy free bisque that is rich, thick and creamy! Read on…
I have a bowl of tomatoes that are perfectly ripe and are crying to be used! Thanks to John and Kim for their generosity by planting a neighborhood garden! I have been a grateful recipient, since I have been unable to garden while we are living in our temporary housing.
Wash and core 6-8 medium tomatoes. Place in baking dish along with 2 peeled potatoes, (cut into chunks) 2 cloves garlic, 1/2 onion and drizzle with olive oil, salt and freshly ground pepper.
Place in 350 oven and roast for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and cool 10-15 minutes. Chop 2 basil leaves and fresh thyme leaves and add to mixture.
Add mixture to VitaMix (blender) along with 1 cup homemade chicken stock. Be careful when you puree a hot mixture in your blender as it expands when blended. Puree in small amounts. I have also used an immersion blender which works quite well also.
This is a rich full flavored soup. No one will believe it isn’t loaded with cream. The potatoes are the trick! They add the thickness without giving a potato flavor! I have also used this concept when I make butternut squash soup. Check back later for that recipe, fall is just around the corner!
6-8 medium tomatoes, cored and halved
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 onion, cut in chunks
2 cloves garlic (whole)
3 T. olive oil
Salt & pepper
2 basil leaves
1/4 t. fresh thyme leaves
1 c. chicken stock
Place first 6 ingredients in baking dish. Roast in 350 oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, add herbs and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Place in blender along with chicken stock and puree. You can garnish with fresh basil leaves, dollop of sour cream and homemade croutons.