Bread and tomato soup with Grana Padano wafers, marinated anchovies, and basil

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Bread and tomato soup with Grana Padano wafers, marinated anchovies, and basil

Details

. Difficulty: Easy . Serves: 4/6 people . Preparation time: 50 minutes + 5 hours marinating time
Lactose free Lactose free

Ingredients

600 g tomato purée
300 g old bread
200 g Grana Padano
500 ml vegetable stock
250 g anchovies (blast frozen and cleaned)
2 garlic cloves 
1 lemon
Parsley
Basil
½ glass white wine vinegar 
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper

Preparation

In a blender, prepare the marinade for the anchovies by blitzing 1 clove of garlic with the juice of 1 lemon, the olive oil and white wine vinegar, a few parsley leaves, and a pinch of salt.
Put the anchovies in a baking dish and pour the marinade on top, cover with cling film and leave to rest for at least 5 hours.
Meanwhile, slice the old bread and put it on an oven tray lined with baking paper.
Toast the bread in the preheated oven at 200°C for 5 minutes, until golden. Remove from the oven and rub a peeled garlic clove on each slice.
Put the slices of bread in a large saucepan, cover them with the tomato purée and pour the vegetable stock on top until they are completely covered. Cook over a gentle heat for 30 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste and stir regularly.
Make the Grana Padano wafers by putting little heaps of the grated cheese on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake in a preheated oven at 180 °C for 5-6 minutes, until golden.
Serve the bread and tomato soup at room temperature, garnished with the marinated anchovies and Grana Padano wafers.