Many tomato soup recipes call for using canned tomatoes. If you have a food mill, try this recipe using fresh tomatoes from the market instead!
Market Recipe: Fresh Tomato Soup
*Ingredients can be purchased at the market
4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes*
1 chopped onion*
4 whole cloves (or pinch of ground cloves)
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar, or adjust to taste
In a large pot, over medium heat, combine the tomatoes, onion, cloves and broth. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and run the mixture through a food mill into a large bowl, or pan. Discard tomato seeds, skins, and cloves remaining in the mill.
In the empty pot, melt the butter and then stir in flour to make a “roux” (a thick combination), cooking over low heat until the roux is a medium brown.
Slowly whisk in the tomato mixture, eliminating lumps, then stir in the rest.
Season with sugar and salt to suit your taste.