I saw a recipe on Serious Eats for tomato soup with carrots and the secret ingredient... baking soda. Yup! My Mom knew straight away what it was used for because she used to use it all the time in her tomato soup but she had forgot about it. What other secrets is my Mom keeping from me? Mom?
Creamy and delicious. I based it off the one from Serious Eats, link above.
8 tablespoons (4 ounces) butter
4 large carrots
4 cups chicken broth
8 cups fresh tomatoes from the garden/market
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
pepper to taste
Saute onions and carrots in butter. until the onions are transluscent. Add in the remainder of ingredients (except cream) and cook until the tomatoes are falling apart and then cook 15 minutes more. Serve with cream stirred in if desired. Its totally not necessary though, its creamy without it.