Thursday, January 29, 2009


1 med. onion, diced
3 celery ribs, diced
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. tomato puree
1 tbsp. sugar
5 c. tomato juice
1 tbsp. salt
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 c. vodka

Saute onions and celery in butter until light brown. Add tomato puree and sugar. Saute for 1 minute. Simmer for 8 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Strain and serve. Serves 6. NOTE: Serve as a hot drink or a pick-me-up to accompany meals on cold days. Or, serve chilled. You can make it up ahead of time and refrigerate for a day or two. Strained onion and celery may be frozen and used later in soups or stews.

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