Friday, October 24, 2008

Roasted Tomato Soup

This soup is simply delectable. Delicious. Scrumptious. Even my Thesaurus can’t do it justice.

I think the secret is in the lemon zest.

The recipe comes from Laurie Latour, author of The Future Christian Homemakers' Handbook. 


1 - 2 T. olive oil
5 - 6 lbs. tomatoes
½ c. orange juice
1 - 2 cans chicken broth or vegetable broth (I use 2 c. water plus 2 t. instant chicken bouillon)
3 bay leaves
1 t. lemon zest
Salt & pepper to taste

Cover two jelly roll pans (with sides to catch juice) with aluminum foil. Wash and dry tomatoes. (I cut out the cores here, too.) Don’t use cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, as they are too small. Rub a bit of olive oil on the tomatoes, and set on the pan. Roast at 350 degrees until tomato skins are blackened on top. This takes about 1½ - 2 hours. Remove from oven and set aside to cool for about 20 minutes. Slip the skins off the tomatoes. Place pulp in blender or food processor and puree in batches until smooth. Put the puree in saucepan; add the rest of ingredients and simmer gently about 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves and serve.

This is wonderful cold, too. I usually cut the recipe in half as we have only 2 or 3 pounds of ripe tomatoes at a time. Laurie reports that it freezes well, but it has never lasted long enough to freeze at our house.



Blogger Shannon said...

I am going to try this...I love tomato soup, but no recipe I have tried so far calls for roasting the tomatoes!
I think this would go well with a fancy shmancy grilled cheese...say goat cheese on tuscan garlic bread?

October 27, 2008 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Liberty said...

oooo! I just found your blog from Llama Mama's blog and I am excited to read your book! :)

October 27, 2008 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Shannon: Oh boy, oh boy, a sandwich with goat cheese on tuscan garlic bread. Does THAT ever sound good! I'll be right over :)

Liberty: Thanks for coming to visit, and for being excited to read my book! I hope it's a blessing to you.

October 27, 2008 at 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! That looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

October 28, 2008 at 7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynn, this recipe sounds perfect for those weeks in summer when we have an abundance of tomoatoes!

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October 29, 2008 at 6:59 PM  

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