How to make Pappa al Pomodoro (Roasted Tomato Soup)
We love roasted tomato soup, anytime of the year. I knew, there was no stopping me, when I saw a similar recipe in the bon appetit magazine. I made a few changes to suit the Indian palate & Voilà! It was a so... good & a big hit with my family. Serve a large bowl of this soup for a meal by itself or serve along with a tasty sandwich.
Pappa al Pomodoro is a hearty & thick Tuscan tomato-bread soup typically prepared with fresh tomatoes, bread, olive oil, garlic, basil, and various other fresh ingredients. The soup equivalent of dipping your bread into tomato sauce. This rustic dish is a summer comfort food.
Total time - 1 hour
Ingredients for 4 servings:
2 lbs of ripe & juicy tomatoes, cored & quartered
6 to 8 garlic cloves, smashed
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
6 Tbsp olive oil, divided, plus more
freshly ground pepper corns
1/2 Tbsp dried basil
1/2 tsp Dry chilli flakes
1/4 loaf of country-style bread, crust removed, torn into 2" pieces (about 1.5 cups), divided
3 cups of water