Even on a warm day, this is so yummy... Instead of dried basil, I use the fresh stuff. Such a better taste, and I even put it on my grilled cheese sandwiches, too!
Spicy Tomato Bisque and Grilled Brie Sandwiches
4 oz. Brie cheese
4 slices Rye bread
28 oz can tomato puree
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
3/4 tsp dried basil (or 4-5 fresh leaves)
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup milk
4 oz cream cheese, cubed
Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 400 F. Spread cheese onto 2 slices of bread and top with other 2 pieces. Place on a baking sheet and toast for about 8 minutes, turning once about halfway through. Cut in half, set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together puree, red pepper, black pepper, basil (if you're not using fresh basil) and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook 10 min. Whisk in cream cheese until well blended, then stir in milk. Heat without bringing to a boil and stir in fresh basil and remove from heat. Voila!Prep time should be about 10-15 minutes!
"Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be." -- Molly Wizenberg