Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Episode: Shellfish Dishes
Total:
20 min
Active:
20 min
Level:
None

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds very ripe tomatoes, cored
  • 1 1/2 cups torn up day old bread
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces fresh crab meat, Dungeness or Maryland
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus 1/4 cup
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices baguette, toasted and cooled

Directions

In a food processor, blend tomatoes until liquid. Add day old bread, basil, thyme and generously season with salt and pepper. If too thick, thin with water. Allow to sit in a cool place.

In a medium mixing bowl, toss crab meat, 2 tablespoons extra virgin oil, juice and zest of 1 lemon, red pepper and scallion gently together and season lightly with salt.

Divide cool tomato soup among 4 bowls. Place 1 slice baguette in center of each bowl. Float 2 ounces crab meat mixture on top of each baguette slice and serve.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Pappa Al Pomodoro

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Tomato Bread Soup: Pappa al Pomodoro

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Uovo al Pomodoro

Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Fake Tripe in Tomato Sauce: Trippa Finta al Pomodoro

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Gnocchi Pomodoro

Mama DePandi's Bucatini Pomodoro

Recipe courtesy of Bill Rancic|Giuliana Rancic

Basic Tomato (Pomodoro) Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

"Two Docks" Steamed Clams Pomodoro

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Chilled Raita Soup

Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Holy & Hungry

7:30am | 6:30c

Holy & Hungry

8:30am | 7:30c

Emeril's Florida

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

11am | 10c

Unwrapped 2.0

11:30am | 10:30c

Unwrapped

12pm | 11c

Unwrapped

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unwrapped

1pm | 12c

Unwrapped

1:30pm | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here