Tomato Consommé

Consommé de Tomates

Preparation info

  • Makes


    first-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Glorious French Food

Glorious French Food

By James Peterson

Published 2002

  • About

A classic tomato consommé is made by simmering chopped tomatoes in beef consommé and then very gently straining the mixture through a piece of muslin, a clean kitchen towel, or a napkin. But in the last 10 years I’ve encountered delicious meatless consommés in restaurants in the United States and France. I don’t know who first came up with the idea, but a tomato consommé made this way is surprisingly savory and takes relatively little time to prepare. Many of the flavorings and garnishes us