Dinner is served during the show and with it came some extremely tasty Dragon's Blood Soup (tomato soup). I knew I needed to find this and make it! I came across several copycat recipes some seemed so plain Jane and others seemed completely off....I decided to have a crack at it and combined a few ideas......I think it comes pretty close!
8 medium roma tomatoes, cored , quartered and de-seeded
1 medium onion, sliced
1 medium red bell pepper, de-seeded and cut into chunks
3 cloves garlic, unpeeled
3 cups chicken broth
2 TB fresh sweet basil (2 tsp dried)
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp paprika
sea salt and pepper to taste
Foil line and oil a baking pan(rimmed!) with olive oil and preheat oven to 400
Place tomatoes, skin side down on one half of the pan, the onions, peppers and garlic on the other, drizzle with a touch of olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
Bake for about 45 minutes until the onion begins to caramelize(check to make sure the onions arent getting over brown, turn gently as needed....when the garlic is golden and soft you can pull them out.)
Blend veggies well adding the broth and processing until very smooth.
Pour into a deep pan, add the half and half, baking soda and paprika, stir and heat through adding salt and pepper as desired.
Serve hot with a sprinkling of dried basil and pepper