How to Cook Perfect Spicy Tomato Basil Soup

Spicy Tomato Basil Soup.

Spicy Tomato Basil Soup You can cook Spicy Tomato Basil Soup using 13 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Spicy Tomato Basil Soup

  1. Prepare 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter (1 stick).
  2. Prepare 2-4 tablespoons of chili infused oil (I used cayenne infused).
  3. Prepare 4 of large carrots, diced.
  4. You need 2 of medium yellow onions, diced.
  5. It’s 3 of large (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes.
  6. You need 1 of bay leaf (dried).
  7. It’s 1 of rind (about 6 square inches) from a cheese such as Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Romano.
  8. It’s 4 cups of homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock.
  9. It’s 1 cup of heavy cream.
  10. It’s to taste of salt.
  11. Prepare to taste of freshly ground black pepper.
  12. You need 1/4 teaspoon of ground cayenne.
  13. It’s 1.5 cups of chopped basil.

Spicy Tomato Basil Soup instructions

  1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat until foaming, then add carrots and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until butter starts to brown on the bottom, about 15 minutes. Add 2-3 teaspoons of the chili infused oil and saute for about 2-3 minutes..
  2. Add tomatoes, followed by chicken stock. Once it reaches a simmer add the cheese rind and bay leaf. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until quite thick, about 1 1/2 hours; adjust heat as needed to maintain a gentle simmer. Remove the bay leaf and cheese rind (if it hasn't melted)..
  3. Purée soup with an immersion blender until smooth, or cool until no longer steaming before puréeing in a countertop blender..
  4. Stir in cream, then season with salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste. Rewarm to serve. Stir in 1 cup of the basil just before serving..
  5. Serve with a garnish of basil and a drizzle of chili infused oil..

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