A little Madeira in this elegant gazpacho draws out the natural sweetness of shellfish. Shrimp stock, strained tomatoes, and vinegar form the flavorful base.

Martha Stewart Living, September 2009

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Servings:
6
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  • Working in batches, pulse tomatoes and salt in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Transfer mixture to a cheesecloth-lined sieve set over a stockpot. Let strain in refrigerator for at least 6 hours (or up to overnight).

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  • Bring shrimp shells and 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat, and let simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a heatproof bowl; discard shells. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour (or up to 1 day).

  • Extract remaining juice from tomatoes by gently squeezing cheesecloth, being careful not to extract solids. Add shrimp stock and vinegars to juice. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour (or up to 1 day).

  • Bring Madeira and remaining cup water to a simmer in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, mussels, and garlic. Cover, and let simmer until shrimp have cooked through and mussels have opened, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer shrimp and mussels to a large bowl (discard any unopened mussels). Let cool, about 10 minutes. Divide chilled broth among 6 shallow bowls. Drizzle with oil, top with shrimp and mussels. Garnish with parsley, cucumber, and bell pepper just before serving.

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