Memorable Quotes:

"A Bearnaise sauce is simply an egg yolk, a shallot, a little tarragon vinegar and butter, but it takes years of practice for the result to be perfect." Fernand Point

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cafe Misto Tomato Bisque

1 zucchini (medium sized, chopped small)
1 squash (medium sized, chopped small)
1 carrot (medium sized, chopped small)
1/2 onion (medium sized, chopped small)
1 Tablespoon of chopped garlic
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
salt and pepper to taste
8 cups diced tomatoes and their juice
4 cups tomato puree
8 ounces heavy cream

Saute all of the vegetables until tender. Add the tomatoes, herbs and seasoning and cook for 25 minutes. Blend to a thick  sauce like consistency.

Add the heavy cream and stir consistently for 10 minutes over a low flame.

Top with croutons, pesto sauce and freshly grated parmesan cheese

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