Smoked Tomato Coulis
To begin, heat the olive oil in a large pot over a medium heat.
Cut the onion into about 8 pieces and the carrots into 4 pieces. Saute these in the olive oil for 5 minutes or so.
To the pot add the tomatoes, jalapenos, basil, garlic and bay leaves. Cook this over a medium heat for 35 to 40 minutes.
Remove the bay leaves and pour the mixture into a food processor. Pulse the blade until the mixture is a coarse puree, not soupy.
Time to prepare: 50 minutes.
This recipe is vegetarian.
Serves 2 quarts.