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Fresh Tomato Soup

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2kg fresh tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 Spanish onion, finely diced
1 stick of celery, finely chopped
2ltr of mixed Vegeta Stock
25g unsalted butter
100ml white wine
½ cup basil, shredded


1. Bring the water to a boil, then drop the scored tomatoes into the water for 10 seconds, then remove, peel and de-seed. Place the skins and seeds back into the water and continue boiling for 15 minutes then strain off and keep the stock.

2. In a large frying pan, gently melt the butter, then fry the onion, celery and garlic until soft then de-glaze with the white wine.

3. Once the wine has reduced toss in the tomato flesh and bring to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes. Add the stock, then blend with a vitamiser.

4. Stir through the basil, then serve.

Fresh Tomato Soup