*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
             Chilled Pappa al Pomodoro with Crab Meat Crostini
 
 Recipe By     : MOLTO MARIO
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : New Text Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 1/2  pounds        overripe tomatoes -- cores removed
    1 1/2  cups          day old bread -- torn up
      1/4  cup           fresh basil leaves
    1      tablespoon    fresh thyme leaves -- chopped
                         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
 
 In a food processor, blend tomatoes until liquid. Add day old bread, basil, thyme
and season aggressively 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.
 
 
 
 
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