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Smoked tomato soup with spicy crème fraiche

SERVINGS
Yields: 4 portions; serving size: 6 ounces Servings
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SERVINGS
Yields: 4 portions; serving size: 6 ounces Servings
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Ingredients

  • 4 ripe large tomatoes
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 cup chicken stock or low sodium broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 bunch chives, sliced thin
  • Spicy crème fraiche
  • 4 ripe large tomatoes
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 cup chicken stock or low sodium broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 bunch chives, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup crème fraiche or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Special equipment
  • 4 ripe large tomatoes
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 cup chicken stock or low sodium broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 bunch chives, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup crème fraiche or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup hickory wood chips
  • Preparation

    Baking Directions:

    Smoking the tomatoesCore and cut the tomatoes in half.

    Make a little tray out of the aluminum foil and place the wood chips in the tray.

    Place the tray in the middle of the grill on the briquettes or coals.

    Light the chips and let them burn for about 2 minutes; then blow them out.

    A good amount of smoke should start to form; if not, burn again for another 2 minutes.

    Place tomatoes over the smoke on the grill flesh side down and then cover the grill.

    Tomatoes should smoke for about 8 to 10 minutes.

    Once tomatoes are smoked, remove from the grill and peel.

    Making the soupStart to sweat the shallots and garlic in a medium-size pot over medium heat until translucent.

    Then add the tomatoes, stock and heavy cream to the pot and simmer for 20 minutes.

    After 20 minutes, blend the soup until smooth.

    Add the soup back to a clean pot; add the bunch of basil, lemon juice and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.

    Allow the basil to steep for 1 hour, then remove the basil and cool until serving.

    Spicy crème fraicheAdd the crème fraiche and cayenne to a bowl and mix well.

    Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.

    Plating the soupHeat the soup in a medium pot.

    Portion the soup into 4 bowls and garnish with the spicy crème fraiche and sliced chives.