So this was a fun soup to make and even more fun soup to serve. I found shrimp on sale at my local Mariano’s, and googled soup recipes with Shrimp and Tomato and a blog came up “Will Cook For Smiles” and the pictures looked fabulous and the recipe worked with what I had to work with, and so the choice was easy. Most our ingredients are similar, she used Classico canned diced tomatoes, an added garlic and basil, so of course da Giulia Tomato Basil could work in those ingredients place. Also, she used 2 tablespoon butter substitute and I used 2 tsp regular butter. None of my family members had ever tried a cream based tomato shrimp soup made with da Giulia, and boy it did not disappoint. I always say, you cant go wrong with bacon or you cant go wrong with Butter, and my theory still stands. Shrimp was on sale, and honestly, I could have put it in a pasta dish and everyone in my family would have been thrilled, but I wanted to try a soup and I wanted to work with a touch of cream, not a lot, because I don’t believe its necessary to get all the richness from cream, there is richness to be had from pureed tomatoes.
Beside the da Giulia Tomato Basil sauce, there are only 5 other ingredients, and mostly everyday items.
1 jar 2 1/2 cups da Giulia Tomato basil Sauce
1/2 sliced white onion
1 lb medium size cooked shrimp
2 cups seafood broth
2 basil leaves
2 tablespoon cream
2 tsp butter
In medium sauce pan heat butter on low, add onion an saute for 1 minutes
add broth, da Giulia Tomato Sauce, bay leaves and let come to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes on low
remove from heat and remove bay leaves
in a food processor, blender, or with immersion blender, blend soup until pureed and silky smooth
place back in soup pan and add cream, on low mix 5 minutes until cream is blended
add shrimp, simmer 2-3 minutes