January 1, 2010, Newsletter Issue #200: Tomato and Basil Consomme

Tip of the Week

1 1/2 tbs olive oil, 1 white onion diced, 1 shallot sliced, 2 cloves of garlic - minced, 30 tomatoes diced, 2 tbs sugar, 1 tbs salt, 20 cups of water, 1/2 cup white wine, 1/4 pound fresh basil, 10 pieces chives
In a large pot, saute onion, shallot and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add tomatoes, cook until they are soft and have released their juices. Add sugar and salt, cook for 3 minutes.
Add water, wine, basil and chives. Simmer 45 minutes, strain and cool.

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