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    Tuscan Tomato Bread Soup With Steamed Mussels

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    55 mins

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    35 mins

    poo235's Note:

    Food & Wine's One Dish Meals: "There are many versions of bread soup; this one, based on traditional peasant fare, is as thick as bread pudding. The soup is delicious on its own, but we think the steamed mussels with their broth make a wonderful addition." Wine Recommendation: "With such a regional dish, the wine almost to come from Tuscany too. Try a Rosso di Montalcine, Brunello's lighter, less costly cousin."

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    1. 1
      In a large saucepan, heat 4 tablespoons of the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, chopped basil and oregano. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is golden, about 10 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add the canned and fresh tomatoes, the broth, salt and sugar; bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, until thick, about 30 minutes.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, heat the oven to 350°F Put the bread on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until crisp, about 25 minutes. Remove.
    4. 4
      Add the bread and pepper to the sauce and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring gently, until the bread absorbs all the liquid, about 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Discard any mussels that have broken shells or that don't clamp shut when tapped.
    6. 6
      Put the wine, mussels, and 1 tablespoon of of the oil in a large stainless steel saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
    7. 7
      Cook, shaking the pit occasionally, just until the mussels open, about 3 minutes. Discard any mussels that do not open.
    8. 8
      Mound the bread soup in shallow bowls and surround with the mussels and broth, leaving any grit in the pan. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with the sliced basil.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tuscan Tomato Bread Soup With Steamed Mussels

    Serving Size: 1 (733 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1011.8
    Calories from Fat 296
    Total Fat 32.9 g
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    Cholesterol 63.6 mg
    Sodium 3621.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 130.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.6 g
    Sugars 19.8 g
    Protein 46.7 g

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