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Fava Bean Gazpacho


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Ingredients:

  • 3 lb Fresh fava beans; shelled, peeled
  • 2 tb Salt
  • 5 sl Baguette or good French bread -; (1" thick)
  • 3 Garlic cloves; peeled
  • 1/4 c Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tb Sherry vinegar
  • 1 c Chicken stock; cool
  • Salt; to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste
  • 1 Ripe cantaloupe

Directions:

Bring 3 quarts water to boil in a 6-quart saucepan and add 2 tablespoons of salt. Add fava beans and cook until tender, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Drain favas and refresh in an ice bath. Remove crusts from bread and soak 2 minutes in water. Remove bread from water and press dry. Place bread, beans, garlic, olive oil and vinegar into a food processor and blend until smooth. With motor running, drizzle cool chicken stock into mixture in a thin stream. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate. Cut melon in half and remove seeds. Using a melon baller, form entire melon into 1/2-inch balls. Pour cool soup into chilled bowls and garnish with melon balls. This recipe yields 4 servings.
 
Recipe Source: MEDITERRANEAN MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # ME-1B01 broadcast 05-25-1998) Downloaded from their Web-Site - http://www.foodtv.com
 
Formatted for MasterCook by Joe Comiskey, aka MR MAD - jpmd44a@prodigy.com ~or- MAD-SQUAD@prodigy.net
 
05-31-1998
 
Recipe by: Mario Batali
 
Converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.