gorgeous gazpacho

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Sherry Peyton
from Las Cruces, NM

I love tomatoes and summer, so this recipe is one of my favorites. I hope you might like it too. If you do, see more of my recipes at http://mybestcookbook.wordpress.com

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 8
prep time 40 Min

Ingredients For gorgeous gazpacho

  • 2-3 lb
    tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 c
    tomato juice
  • 3-4 clove
    garlic, peeled
  • 2
    cucumbers (6 in a piece)
  • 2-3
    jalapenos, seeded
  • 1 c
    beef or chicken stock
  • 1/2 c
    fresh basil, julienned
  • 1/4 c
    evoo
  • 1/3 c
    roasted red pepper
  • 1/3 c
    red onion
  • 3 slice
    bread
  • 1 tsp
    each, cumin, salt, pepper
  • 1/3 c
    sour cream or regular heavy cream
  • 1/4 c
    red wine vinegar
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How To Make gorgeous gazpacho

  • 1
    Peel, seed and dice the tomatoes and place in a large bowl.
  • 2
    Add garlic, one cucumber (peeled and seeded), the chiles (seeded if desired), and red onion to a blender and puree
  • 3
    Add puree to the tomatoes.
  • 4
    Dice the other cucumber and add the tomato mixture. Add chopped red pepper and basil as well.
  • 5
    Add bread to the blender with the tomato juice and puree. Add to the tomato mixture.
  • 6
    Add the oil, vinegar and spices. Mix well. Add as much stock as you desire to reach the consistency you wish. Add the cream and mix.
  • 7
    Refrigerate for several hours to chill thoroughly.
  • 8
    NOTE: to really make this special as an appetizer soup for an important occasion, float tiny cooked shrimp around the perimeter of the bowl and place a smidgen of caviar in the center of each.

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