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Serves : makes 6 cups

How to Make It

Step 1    

Heat the olive oil in a large heavy saucepan. Add the onion, garlic, thyme and oregano and cook over moderate heat for 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, salt, pepper and 1 1/4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Pass the soup through the fine disk of a food mill.

Step 2    

Rewarm the soup. Add the butter a little at a time, stirring between additions. Pour the soup into 4 soup plates or bowls and drizzle 1 tablespoon of the Basil Oil over each serving.

Make Ahead

The tomato soup can be prepared through Step 1 and refrigerated overnight.

Suggested Pairing

Tangy tomato pairs will with a chilled glass of a very dry Fino Sherry.

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