*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                                 Bread Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Too Hot Tamales/tpogue@idsonline.com
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/4  cup           olive oil
    1                    onion -- diced
    2 1/2  teaspoons     salt
    2                    ripe plaintains or bananas peeled -- 1/4 slices
    5      cloves        garlic -- minced
    1      bunch         oregano or 1/2 Tablespoon dried
      1/2  bunch         thyme, or 1/2 Tablespoon dried
           sprig         rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried
    1 1/2  cups          canned tomatoes -- diced with juice
      1/3  loaf          baguette cut into 1/2"cubes
    2                    limes, cut into quarters, for garnish
 
 Heat the olive oil or butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook
 the onions with the salt until they start to caramelize,
 10 to 15 minutes. Add the plantains or bananas and cook 10 minutes longer.
 Stir in the garlic, oregano, thyme, and rosemary and
 cook just until aromatic, about 3 minutes longer.
 
 Add the tomatoes, bread chunks and chicken or vegetable stock. Bring to a
 boil, reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently,
 until the bread has softened and the flavors are well blended, about 45
 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls, then squeeze a wedge
 of lime into each and toss in the wedge. Serve hot.
 
 
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 Per serving: 75 Calories; 7g Fat (80% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 3g
Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 808mg Sodium