Cream of Sassy Mary Tomato Soup
Cream of Sassy Mary Tomato Soup using Ashburn Sauce recipes and Ashburn Sauce Sassy Mary Bloody Mary Mix
- 1 ½ lb. ripe full flavored tomatoes
- ½ cup Sassy Mary Bloody Mary Mix
- 4 cups Chicken stock
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- ¼ cup Butter
- ¼ cup All-purpose flour
- ½ tsp. Lemon juice
- Saltto taste
- White peppercorns
In a pan, bring the stock to a boil.Blanch the tomatoes and carefully peel them.Remove any tough parts and all the seeds, reserving the juice for other uses.Puree the tomato flesh in a processor and place in a bowl.In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt 3 tbsp. of the butter.Add the onion and cook gently for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until very tender but not browned.Add in the flour and cook gently,stirring for 1-2 minutes.Remove from the heat and pour in one third of the hot chicken stock all at once and 1/2 cup of Sassy Mary Mix. Beat vigorously with a whisk until the stock has blended evenly with the mixture without forming any lumps.
Pour in the remaining stock and mix well.Return to a gentle heat.Add the tomato puree and stir.Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat.Beat with a hand held electric beater until well blended into a puree.Add salt, freshly ground white pepper, and lemon juice to taste (optional).
Add the remaining butter and stir.
Serve hot, poured into individual soup bowls.Serve with grilled cheese!