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Heirloom Tomato Soup

4 poundsheirloom tomatoes, cored
4 tablespoonsbutter
3 mediumshallots, diced
kosher salt
1 tablespoontomato paste
2 tablespoonsall-purpose flour
3/4 cupheavy cream
freshly ground black pepper
cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
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Heirloom Tomato Soup - Equipment List

Saucepan

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Heirloom Tomato Soup - Instructions

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Pass the tomatoes through a tomato press according to manufacturer's instructions.
Pass the solids through the press several times to extract as much juice as possible.
Set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the butter. Add the shallots, lightly salt
and sauté, stirring occasionally, until tender and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir
in the tomato paste and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the flour and cook,
stirring frequently, until the flour is lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes.

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Heirloom Tomato Soup - Instructions Continued

Pour in the tomato juice, increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil.
Lower the heat to medium-low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the cream and
season to taste with salt, pepper and cayenne (if using). Ladle into bowls and serve.

Serves 6

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