Recipe by Kim
"A delectable tomato-basil soup that rivals the famous restaurant version!"
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2 (28 ounce) cans
anise flavored liqueur (such as Pernod®)
crushed fennel seed
freshly ground black pepper
chopped fresh basil
Absolutely delicious! Left out the fennel seed (too much for my husband) and used one cup whole milk and one cup half-and-half. Can't wait to make this with fresh tomatoes this summer. Truly a masterpiece. Thanks for such a fabulous flavor.
This is a good "thick" soup. I did not have anise liqueur or half-n-half, so I used 1% milk. I think next time I might add a cup of V8 juice or vegetable broth to make it more soup-like not sauce like.
This is wonderful and easy to make. I cut the salt in half and use 2Tlb dried basil instead of the fresh as it's hard to find good fresh basil here. I also add about 1 pound raw shrimp and 1/2 pound scallops and one can of chopped clams for the last 5 or so minutes of cooking (the shrimp turn orange when done). It's an amazing meal that always seems to evaporate before my eyes. Thanks Kim.
Yummy! Changed the recipe a bit. Caramelized the onions in the butter and deglazed the pan with dry sherry (no anise liqueur on hand). Added extra fennel and dried basil, decreased the salt to a single teaspoon of coarse sea salt, and added a bit of sugar to cut the acid of the tomatoes. Instead of half and half, used a block of lowfat cream cheese and a cup of skim milk, and then hit it with the immersion blender. Ate it with grilled cheese sandwiches. Husband was pleased! Will definitely make again.
This is delicious! I was given some home-grown tomatoes so blanched and peeled them. I didn't have fennel or anise, I bet those would have made it even better. I like garlic so I added some. I had three varieties of basil growing outside and used a little of each. I didn't have half and half so I used a can of evaporated milk.
Great soup. I didn't have any anise flavored liqueur, but I guess I didn't miss it because it was delicious. I can't wait to use this on pasta.
Delicious recipe. Like others I used less salt (only 2tsp). I didn't have anise liqueur, but I did have anise extract so I substituted with 2 tsp of extract. I was concerned the anise and fennel would be overpowering given the strong aroma, but after cooking and letting the favors blend I was pleasantly surprised. We loved it!
so yummy but to much salt for me and im a salt lover
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Amount Per Serving
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