Smoked Tomato And Fennel Bisque

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 9:38 am
By: News On 6


1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons onion, diced
3 tablespoons celery, diced
2 tsp garlic, minced
1 cup red wine
2 pounds organic tomato, smoked
1 quart chicken stock
1 tbsp fennel seed, ground
1/3 cup tomato paste
1 oz fresh basil
¼ cup half and half
Kosher or sea salt to taste
White pepper to taste


In a hot pan, sauté onions, celery, and garlic. Add red wine and reduce. Add tomatoes and stock, simmer until vegetables are tender.

Puree with immersion blender until smooth. Strain and return to pot.

Thicken with tomato paste, add basil, half and half and ground fennel.

Season and taste for flavor.