2424 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tomato Soup with Bocconcinis
Yield: 8 Servings
Cook tomatoes in simmering water for 20 minutes or until tender. Puree in blender with water in batches. Strain to remove skin and seeds.
Heat olive oil in medium pot over medium heat. Add onions and sweat. Add garlic and cook approximately one minute. Whisk flour into pot slowly to make light roux. Add tomato liquid slowly, whisking constantly to avoid any lumps.
Wrap thyme, basil, peppercorns and bay leaf in cheesecloth and tie with string to make bouquet garni. Drop bouquet garni into soup and simmer very gently for thirty minutes. Remove bouquet and season with salt and pepper.
Serve soup in shallow bowls garnished with three balls of mozzarella
and one leaf of basil each.