My family really enjoys eating at Famoso and whenever we go there for lunch, I often get a pizzetta with the delicious Fire-Roasted Tomato Bisque. This copycat version of that soup appealed to me and it was a must try! I was glad I did because the final result definitely rivals the real thing.
Tomato soup has always topped the list of my favourites. As a child, I was happy with a can of condensed soup, plopped in a pot with milk and heated up, but as an adult, my tastes have (fortunately) become a little more refined.
You can purchase canned Fire-Roasted Tomatoes (who knew!) but you may need to go to a specialty store, like Sunterra Market or the Italian Centre in Edmonton, as my regular store did not have them. You can even do it yourself if you are feeling ambitious. Other than the tomatoes, the recipe ingredients are all common and most are probably in your cupboard or fridge right now. This makes it the perfect soup to throw together any night of the week! Sprinkling some feta cheese on top is a nice addition to the bisque and fresh basil is the perfect final touch on an already delicious dish.
Have you made any restaurant copycat dishes? Did they taste like the real thing?