Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup Shooter with Grilled Brie Sandwich


Tomato-Basil Soup

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) crushed tomatoes 
  • Salt and pepper
Directions:
  • In a soup pot, heat the oil. Add onions and garlics, cook over medium heat, stirring, until the onions turn translucent. Add milk, chicken stock, tomatoes, chopped basil into the pot. Stir to blend. Reduce the heat, simmer the soup for about 10 minutes, or until the soup thickens a little bit.
  • Transfer the soup to a blender and pulse until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Divide soup into shooter glasses or small bowls. Serve warm with mini grilled brie sandwiches.



Grilled Brie Sandwiches

Ingredients:
  • 8 slices white bread 
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 4 ounces Brie (1/2 wheel), rind/white part removed, and sliced thinly
Directions:
  • Butter one side of each slice of bread and place 2 on a hot pan, buttered side down.
  • Top each bread with sliced Brie, cover with bread, buttered side up.
  • Grill until the cheese has melted and the bread turns golden brown, about 2-4 minutes per side.
  • Transfer sandwich to the cutting board. Remove the crust, and cut the sandwich into smaller pieces. Serve warm with tomato-basil soup.





19 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Your presentation is gorgeous! The soup and the grilled sandwiches complement each other so well...

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  2. HECK YES! What a lovely presentation. So creative. This is like my most favorite dinner on a rainy day too :-)

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  3. Love your photography!! These look so great!! Very excited to be your newest follower!

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  4. This would make a great amuse bouche!

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  5. Toms & basil, 2 of my favourite things. Lovely recipe.

    You are welcome to join in my monthly food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here offering a new theme each month. All bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon.

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    1. Hi Debs,

      I will check it out right after this. Thanks for letting me know.

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  6. Oh this looks INCREDIBLE. I love everything about (Brie is my weakness, even named our daughter Brie) Can't wait to try this combo, love the presentation.

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  7. What a fun combo and so perfectly presented!

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  8. This sounds yummy and the presentation is fab. I cannot wait to try this!

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    1. I can't see why not. Refrigerate and reheat before serving, maybe?

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  10. Oh my goodness! These are so darling! We are planning a girls night in cocktail party and these will be just perfect to serve! Thanks so much!

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    1. You're welcome. Let me know how it turns out :)

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  11. looks totally awesome. really great for entertaining.

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  12. SO CUTE - I cannot wait to get all of my fun "tasting" dishes that I registered for with our wedding so I can do Tapas Dinners at home. Such a cute idea, love it (and the recipe sounds pretty banging too!)

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    1. Thanks. Congrats and good luck on your wedding :)

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  13. What a fabulous looking dish! And such a fancy version of tomato soup and grilled cheese, I adore it! This is my favorite combination when I'm not feeling well, but this recipe deserves to be eaten at full health for maximum enjoyment!

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  14. I love soup shooters! And these are so lovely with the mini sandwiches. I've bookmarked this to make at a future party.

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