SMOKED CREOLE TOMATO SOUP

Serves 4-6

2 lbs whole Creole tomatoes

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 small yellow onion, diced

2 cloves garlic

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided

1 tsp dried oregano

2 Tbsp purple basil, chopped

Jay D’s Spicy & Sweet BBQ Rub to taste

Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Light the smoker and adjust temperature to 250F. Season whole tomatoes with one tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper. Smoke until soft (about 30-40 minutes). While tomatoes are smoking, chop onions and garlic. Sauté in olive oil until soft. Season with red pepper flakes, Jay D’s Spicy & Sweet BBQ Rub and dried oregano. Add tomatoes with seasonings and simmer for 15 minutes. Purée in a blender until soft. Finish with purple basil.

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