Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
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Total:
40 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 3/4 pound day-old Italian peasant bread, roughly sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh torn basil leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Directions

In a 12-inch saute pan, heat the olive oil over a medium-high flame until hot but not smoking. Add the onion and garlic and saute for a few minutes, until onion is translucent. Add chopped tomatoes and their juices and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and let cook until the tomatoes begin to soften and break down, about 5 minutes.

Using a wooden spoon, add the stale bread chunks and water. Continue simmering until all the bread has absorbed as much liquid as possible, yielding a baby food-like consistency. Add the garlic and stir in the basil. Season, to taste, with pepper. Let the soup continue simmering for 10 more minutes, then serve immediately in warmed soup bowls. Garnish, to taste, with Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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