And home made, in not too, too much time.
This tomato soup substitute will replace one of those cans in recipes, or, add milk or cream, and mebbe a grilled cheese on the side, and you have yourself a pretty decent lunch or dinner.
•3 tbsp butter
•3 tbsp flour
•1 cup tomato or veggie juice
•1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
•1/4 to 1/2 tsp hot sauce
•1/8 tsp onion powder
•1/8 tsp garlic powder
•1/8 tsp sugar
•1/4 tsp dried basil
•1/4 tsp dried parsley
•1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper
•1/4 tsp dried oregano
Place the butter and flour in the ‘wave and heat on high for one minute.
Whisk to combine, then return to the ‘wave and heat for another minute. Whisk again until smooth and lightly golden.
You have just made a roux in the ‘wave. Cool, no?
Stir the Worcestershire and hot sauce into the tomato or veggie juice, then, slowly add to the roux, whisking after each addition until smooth.
Pop back into the ‘wave for a minute, then remove, stir in the seasonings, and whisk to combine.
Heat for another two to four minutes, stirring after each minute, until the mixture is thick and creamy.
Use as you would a can of tomato soup.
I made a batch of my Aunt Buzz’s zanzetti, and we were both well pleased with the results.
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