Andalusian style Gazpacho

Gazpacho
Gazpacho

Andalusian style Gazpacho

  By solypimiento  , ,     ,

July 13, 2015

5.0 0

There are few things as refreshing in summer as an ice-cream, but definitely one of them is a good bowl of chilled Gazpacho, a cold soup typical from the south of Spain that helps coping with the sometimes unbearable Spanish summer heat. As usual, there are endless variants of a particular recipe, depending very much on the area of Spain you are in. The recipe we bring today is the classical Andalusian style Gazpacho, which calls for a small piece of stale bread. We have also added a hint of cumin, but this is optiona.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • 15 mins

    15 mins

  • Yields: 4 small bowls

Ingredients

7 - Medium sized tomatoes (very red)

1/2 - Onion

1 - Green pepper

1 - Red pepper

1/2 - Cucumber

1/2 - Small garlic clove

1 - Stale bread (roll size)

1 tbsp - Salt

125 ml - Water

2 tbsp - White vinegar

3 tbsp - Extra virgin olive oil

Optional:

1/8 tsp - Cumin

Directions

Peel the tomatoes. To do so make a cross-shaped incision with a knife on the bottom of the tomatoes and blanch them for about 30 seconds. After this process, the peel will come off very easily. Cut them in quarters and place them in a large bowl.

Peel the cucumber and the onion, cut them into large pieces and add them to the bowl. Cut the peppers and add them too. There is no need to make the pieces even in size, all we want is to facilitate the blending later on.

Add the garlic and the water and blend well with a hand blender for about 3 minutes, until obtaining a smooth consistency with no lumps.

Add the olive oil, the cumin (optional), the white vinegar, the piece of stale bread previously soaked in water and blend again until everything incorporates together into the mixture.

Taste and season further to your taste if needed.

Set a chinois (or a fine sieve) over a large bowl and pour the mixture into it. Use a silicone spatula or a wooden spoon to force the liquid through the chinois. After this process you will end up with all the tomato seeds and pepper peels into the chinois. Reject.

Chill up the gazpacho for at least 1 hour before serving.

It is not uncommon to garnish your gazpacho with some pepper, onion and cucumber in fine brunoise.

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2 Reviews

solypimiento

July 28, 2015

I am glad you like the tick boxes. Did you also like the gazpacho? I bet you nailed it!

 

Zolta

July 28, 2015

First ever gazpacho done. I really like the tick boxes it’ll come very handy when I’ll cook a difficult meal.

 

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