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Creamy Tomato Soup.

This Creamy Tomato Soup came from my mission to use the 16 Roma tomatoes I found hiding in the back of my refrigerator.  I knew this was their last chance to shine, so I set about to do them justice.  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that even after I started cooking, I still wasn't sure what to make.  But as soon as I saw that lone can of coconut milk behind the pumpkin puree, I knew.  It was fate. Delicious, creamy, tomatoey, fate.

Creamy Tomato Soup, Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon rendered bacon fat (or other fat of your choice)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 Roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tin anchovy filets (2 ounces), drained
  • bacon bits, for garnish

Creamy Tomato Soup, Directions:

  1. Heat bacon fat in a large skillet (or small stock pot), add garlic and stir on medium/low heat for 1 - 2 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes and cook covered about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add  coconut milk, and salt.  Blend with an immersion blender until soup is smooth to your liking (I like a few chunks left, but do what you prefer!).
  4. Stir in anchovies and continue cooking, uncovered, on medium/low heat until everything is heated through.
  5. Serve garnished with crunchy bacon bits (zap in your microwave for 30 seconds if you're pulling them out of the fridge or freezer), and ENJOY!

I have no idea where I'm going with this. But I do know it begins with 16 Roma tomatoes, 2 cloves of garlic, and a tablespoon of rendered bacon fat.
Oh boy. A can of coconut milk just joined the party. And, no, your eyes aren't deceiving you. That's a tin of anchovies gearing up for a tomato bath. #recipedeveloping

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  1. Just wondering why the choice of anchovies and is there anything to use for a substition? I typically don't care for them and they are very salty!! Maybe I need to give them a second chance????

    1. possibly 1 -2 tablespoons of soy sauce would work as a substitute? if you try it, let me know! i personally like the flavor anchovies impart. ;-)


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