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Bud’s Tomato-Gin Soup – Recipe!

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Over the summer we had a great trip to Ontario Canada, where we visited our friends at Lake Rosseau. We had the pleasure of meeting and enjoying the company of our friends parents, Sam & Bud Webster, who live at the lake, five months of the year.  During our stay, Bud made his famous Tomato-Gin Soup Recipe, which as I recall, originated from the Four Season’s Hotel in Toronto many years ago.

This soup recipe is a combination of fresh tomatoes and tomato sauce, along with diced onions and mushrooms, to add texture.   The kick in the soup is of course, gin, which gives it a slight juniper flavor and heightens the aromatics.  This Tomato Gin Soup is perfect on cooler evenings, along with some rustic bread and a nice glass of Pinot Noir.  Also, it would be great as a starter for a dinner party – thanks Bud!

Ingredients

5 slices bacon

3 large tomato, seeds removed

1 pint Crimini mushrooms

1 red onion

1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

28 ounces tomato sauce

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 cup gin

salt & pepper

(Serves 6-8)

1.  In a large deep skillet, brown bacon.  Drain excess grease, leaving 2 tablespoons in the skillet.  Crumble bacon and set aside.

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2.  Dice the tomatoes, onion and mushrooms.  In the skillet with the drippings over medium heat, add the onion and mushrooms.  Saute for 5 minutes or until softened.

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3.  Then, add the Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine.  Continue cooking for 2 minutes.

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4.  Add the tomatoes and stir.  Continue cooking for 2 minutes.

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5.  Pour in the tomato sauce, 1/2 cup water, 1 tablespoon brown sugar and the gin and stir to combine. Salt and pepper the soup to taste and simmer the soup for 20 minutes or until the flavors meld together.

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6.  Ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle with the crispy bacon.  Enjoy!

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