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Pork and fennel meatball soup

Pork and fennel meatball soup

Serves 4-6

This kind of soup reminds me of my favourite food as a child, and I still love it now. A meal in a bowl, with delicious but unchallenging flavours, it’s a great one for feeding a crowd.

If you want to make any of the elements of this soup in advance, the meatballs can be made and frozen, then thawed and cooked, and the tomato soup can also ...