This is the perfect soup to eat after several heavy meals as the fennel has marvellous digestive properties. So if you have got to the point where you really can’t face anything rich, but want to eat something which is soothing and original, try this easy soup.
Remove the outer parts of the fennel bulbs and slice the tender white interior into fine, neat strips. Put into a pan with the garlic, parsley, oil and a pinch of salt. Fry gently for about 6 minutes, stirring and turning.
Place the toast in the bottom of the soup tureen. Pour the soup over it and serve at once.
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