This Tomato Bisque Soup is the richest, creamiest tomato soup you've ever tried, with a splash of fresh orange juice for a bit of extra tang! Inspired by Elephant's Deli in Portland, Oregon.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent.
Add tomatoes and their juice, salt, pepper, baking soda and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered about 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.
With soup over low heat, slowly stir in orange juice and heavy cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Although fresh squeezed orange juice is preferred in this recipe, a high-quality bottled orange juice will work as well.