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Gazpacho Without the Tomatoes (Mf)


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Ingredients:

  • 3 sl French bread, crusts removed (1 inch thick)
  • Cold water
  • 2 oz Blanched whole almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1 Green bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 3 Kirby cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tb Champagne or rice vinegar
  • 1 pn Sugar
  • 1 Scallions, roughly chopped (up to 2)
  • 1/4 c Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 c Iced cold water, approximately
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper --garnish---
  • Seeded finely diced cucumber
  • Chives
  • Finely diced seeded red bell pepper

Directions:

Soak the slices of bread in cold water. When tender, squeeze the bread to express the water. In a food processor puree until smooth the almonds, pepper, cucumbers, vinegar, sugar, scallions and olive oil. Slowly add the ice water until you reach the consistency you like; season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill, covered, until serving time; garnish with cucumber, chives and bell pepper.
 
Yield: about 4 servings Copyright, 1997, TV FOOD NETWORK, G.P., All Rights Reserved
 
Busted by Gail Shermeyer <4paws@netrax.net> on May 24, 1997
 
Recipe by: TVFN: COOKING MONDAY TO FRIDAY SHOW # MF6698 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #626 by 4paws@netrax.net (Shermeyer-Gail) on May 29, 1997