Tomato Cognac Bisque

Creamy Tomato Soup with comes alive with the kick of some very special cognac spirit - a beautiful bowl of late Summer goodness.


  • Unsalted Butter  ·  4 ounces 
  • Large Yellow Onion, diced  ·  1 
  • Herbie's Pepper Steak Seasoning  ·  2 tablespoons 
  • Herbie's Dried Basil  ·  1 tablespoon 
  • Canned Whole Tomatoes  ·  2 pounds 
  • Brown Sugar  ·  2 tablespoons 
  • Cognac  ·  1/4 cup 
  • Heavy Cream  ·  2 cups 
  • To Serve:  ·   
  • Crostini  ·   
  • Skyhill Rainbow Peppercorn Chevre  ·   


Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat, and saute the onion for 20 minutes or until soft and translucent but not brown. Add the Pepper Steak Seasoning and Dried Basil Leaves. Add the canned tomatoes, and crush gently with a potato masher. Add cognac and brown sugar.

Bring the soup to a simmer and cover for 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Set aside and cool slightly, then puree the soup in a blender.

Pour the soup back into the sauce pan, add the cream and reheat gently. Check for seasoning and serve with crostini and Skyhill Rainbow Peppercorn Chèvre.

Entice Cuvée

Entice Cuvée

A delightful, well-bred Bordeaux style red wine with a paradoxically enticing manner of managing strong peppery spices in foods and drawing out the true essence of the primary food flavor.

Basil Leaves, rubbed

Basil Leaves, rubbed

Sweet basil is a lush annual herb with a distinct clove and anise-like refreshing flavour.