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Strawberry Gazpacho

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This cool gazpacho combines savory and sweet flavors for a seasonal treat. The recipe comes from chef David Kinch of Manresa.

  • Servings: 6

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2010

Ingredients

FOR THE GARNISH

  • 1/4 cup finely minced hulled strawberries
  • 1 bunch chives, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup finely minced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely minced, peeled, seeded English cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil
  • Lightly toasted Marcona almonds, halved lengthwise, for garnish
  • Sprigs fresh chervil, for garnish

FOR THE GAZPACHO

  • 2 pounds strawberries, hulled and lightly crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 (5-ounce) English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Make the gazpacho: In a large bowl, mix together strawberries, onion, bell pepper, cucumber, garlic, tarragon, vinegar, and olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Using your hands, gently crush mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and transfer to refrigerator. Let chill overnight.

  2. Transfer strawberry mixture to the jar of a blender; blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. If mixture seems too thick, add a little water to thin out. Transfer to refrigerator to chill.

  3. Make the garnish: Place strawberries, chives, bell pepper, cucumber, and almond oil in a medium bowl; gently toss to combine.

  4. Divide garnish evenly between six bowls; top with almonds. Pour over chilled soup and garnish with chervil; serve immediately.

Reviews Add a comment

  • Nonna3
    9 AUG, 2012
    This recipe was a big hit! I made it for 40 people and served it as an appetizer in little tiny plastic wine glasses (with short stems). We passed it around on a white tray. The red in the glasses with the tray looked great. It was a little labor intensive for such a large count but my daughter helped me chop.
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  • Zymologist
    7 AUG, 2010
    This is the link to find the fruit steamer. Enjoy. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007XSO4O/ref=asc_df_B0007XSO4O1204898?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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  • hofgarten
    1 JUN, 2010
    yes, please any information on the juice extractor would be much appreciated!
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  • Sprig
    28 MAY, 2010
    What exactly is the steamer with which he made the strawberry consomme called? -That thing is awesome!
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