I don’t measure anything when I make soups but I wrote out this basic outline just in case anyone would like to give this soup a try.
Creamy Tomato Bisque
1/4 cup of butter
1 chopped shallot
2 stalks of celery chopped
3 to 4 tablespoons flour
1 to 2 cloves of garlic, cracked
Fresh chopped or
canned tomatoes coarsely chopped
Cream or milk
Salt and pepper
Optional: Dill, chives or Basil
Melt butter over medium heat.
Add chopped shallots and celery and
saute for a few minutes to slightly soften.
Add the flour and cook
stirring for a couple of minutes. Add chicken broth, cream (or milk),
the tomatoes, garlic cloves, bay leaf, season with salt and pepper andsimmer on low heat for 30 minutes or so.
Adjust seasoning to suit your own taste by adding fresh dill, chives or fresh basil.