Dear SOS: I was at Kuleto's in San Francisco recently, and we had the best minestrone soup. It was fabulous. I have called and emailed, and nothing. Can you please obtain the soup recipe? Thanks for your help.
Elizabeth A. Reers
Dear Elizabeth: Rich, hearty and amazingly flavorful, this is a great minestrone! Kuleto's was happy to share its recipe with us, which we've adapted below.
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
Note: Adapted from Kuleto's in San Francisco. Basil pesto is available at most major markets.
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 ounces diced pancetta
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1/2 cup finely diced carrot
2 tablespoons finely diced fennel bulb
1/3 cup finely diced celery
3/4 teaspoon minced garlic, from about 1 clove
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped thyme
3/4 teaspoon chopped rosemary
2 1/2 teaspoons chopped basil
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth