Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Does anyone have the recipe for Johnny Carino's Italian Bread Soup?

They no longer serve it (big mistake) but would love to find the recipe. The Italian Bread Soup recipes I found on the net are not as good as Johnny Carinos.Does anyone have the recipe for Johnny Carino's Italian Bread Soup?
Johnny Carino's Bread Soup

2 cans Italian styled stewed tomatoes

1 can cooked chicken breast, or left over grilled chicken

1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs

garlic/butter croutons

fresh grated parmesan cheese

In food processor or blender, puree tomatoes. Add chicken and pulse a few times to chop up the chicken. Transfer to sauce pan and heat to desired temperature.

Garnish with fresh parmesan and croutons.Does anyone have the recipe for Johnny Carino's Italian Bread Soup?
Maybe this one? I've never had it myself so good luck!

Bread Soup

Minestrone di Pane

Ingredients: Ingredients for 6 persons: 1 lb. 12 oz. fresh red kidney beans - salt -

1 3/4 oz. fatty bacon - 1 onion - 1 stalk celery - 1 clove garlic - some basil leaves -

1 bunch parsley - 1 hot red pepper - extra-vergine olive oil - 3 1/2 oz. pork rind -

1/4 head cabbage - 1 lb. 1 1/2 oz. tomatoes - pepper - bread of a home-made type.

Cook the beans in 2 qt. water, adding salt only when they are almost cooked. Finely chop the

bacon, onion, celery, garlic, basil, parsley and red pepper. Heat 4 tbsp. olive oil in a pan

and stew the chopped condiments. Boil the pork rind in water. Cut the cabbage in thin strips

and cook it for 10 minutes with the rind. Cut the tomatoes in pieces and remove the seeds.

Add the rind, cabbage and tomatoes to the beans, along with more salt, if needed, and a pinch

of pepper. Stir thoroughly and cook for at least 40 minutes over moderate heat or until the

rind is tender.

Cut the bread in slices, toast them in the oven and rub with garlic. Arrange the slices in

individual soup bowls, pour over the soup and serve. Pass around olive oil
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