Saturday, July 23, 2016

Day 202 Summer Potato Soup

Summer Potato Soup

2 Tablespoons Earth Balance
6 Cups Water
1 White Onion, chopped
1 Bay Leaf
Leaves from 5 Branches of Thyme
1 1/2 Pounds New Potatoes, chopped
1 Teaspoon Salt
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Pound Tomatoes, chopped
1 Cup Basil Leaves
White Wine to taste

1.  Melt the Earth Balance in a soup pot with 1/2 cup water.  Add the onion, bay leaf and thyme.  Cook over medium for 5 minutes.  Add the potatoes and salt.  Stew for 5 minutes.  Add the rest of the water and bring to a boil.  Simmer until the potatoes are falling apart.
Tomato sauce

2.  Warm a tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet.  Add the tomatoes and cook over medium heat until the juice has evaporated and the tomatoes have thickened.
Basil sauce

3.  Combine 3 Tablespoons of oil and the basil leaves with at least 1 Tablespoon of white wine and salt to taste.  Blend with an immersions blender or food processor until a pesto like sauce is made.  Add more wine if necessary.
Soup after mashing potatoes

4.  Mash the potatoes in the soup pot with a metal potato masher.  Mix well, add the tomato sauce.  Cook till heat through.  Add the basil sauce and mix.  Add pepper to taste.

Soundtrack  Glen Hansard - Drive All Night

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