So, I hear you want to creating the most delicious tomato soup with Brian Lagerstrom's! You’ve come to the right place. Get ready to savor a bowl of perfection with our step-by-step guide.
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There is nothing mysterious about making Brian Lagerstrom Tomato Soup! Practice makes perfect so Cook!
1. Start by preparing the fresh tomatoes. 2. Wash them thoroughly and remove the stems. 3. Cut the tomatoes into quarters and set them aside.
1. Chop the onion and garlic cloves finely. 2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. 3. Add the chopped onions and garlic and sauté them until they become translucent and fragrant.
Once the onions and garlic are cooked, add the tomato paste to the pot. Stir it well and cook for 1-2 minutes to enhance the flavors.
Now, it's time to add the fresh tomatoes to the pot. Stir them in with the onion, garlic, and tomato paste mixture. Cook everything together for about 5-7 minutes until the tomatoes break down and release their juices.
Pour the vegetable or chicken broth into the pot, covering all the ingredients. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes. This will allow the flavors to blend and the soup to thicken.
1. While the soup is simmering, prepare the croutons. 2. Take slices of bread and spread butter on one side of each piece. 3. Sprinkle garlic powder, dried oregano, and a pinch of salt on top of the buttered side.
1. Heat a pan over medium heat and place the bread slices, buttered side down, onto the pan. 2. Toast them until they become golden brown and crispy. 3. Set aside once done.
1. After the soup has simmered for 20-25 minutes, remove it from the heat. 2. Add the fresh basil leaves, salt, pepper, and sugar. 3. Stir everything together to incorporate the flavors.
1. Let the soup cool slightly before blending it. 2. Use an immersion blender or transfer the soup in batches to a regular blender. 3. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Once the soup is blended, return it to the pot and place it back on the stove over low heat. Stir in the heavy cream and let it warm for a few minutes. This will add some creamy texture to the soup.
Taste the soup and adjust the seasonings according to your preference. If desired, sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top for extra flavor & enjoy.