Elephants Delicatessen, Portland Oregon
1/2 c. unsalted butter
1/2 medium onion, diced
(2) 14 1/2 oz. cans unsalted diced tomatoes (see note)
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 c. fresh orange juice
1/2 c. whipping cream
In a saucepan, melt butter, add onion and saute until translucent. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, baking soda and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered about 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Puree in a food processor or blender; strain through a sieve or food mill.
Return to saucepan and stir in orange juice and cream. Bring to a simmer and adjust seasonings if necessary. Serve hot.
Note: S&W makes unsalted diced tomatoes. If not available, substitute regular canned diced tomatoes and omit or reduce salt, depending on your taste.