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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gazpacho Shrimp Cocktail a la Zealous

It is summer.  It is tomato season.  They're best fresh and easiest to eat in soup form!  What do you do?!?!  Gazpacho to the rescue!  After a delightful gazpacho experience on a recent trip to Zealous, I decided that gazpacho was going to be at the center of my next cooking adventure.  They (at Zealous) served theirs in a martini glass with shrimp and topped with cucumber vodka.  Mine is only inspired by what I remember their gazpacho to taste like and I used fresh cucumber, instead of the vodka in case I want leftovers for lunch.

Gazpacho and shrimp
Perfect on hot summer days
Charmingly simple

  • Five large tomatoes
  • One large cucumber
  • Five cloves of garlic
  • Three green onions
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 medium jalapeno
  • 1 avocado
  • corn chips
  • olive oil
  • shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 lemon
  1. Chop and blend the tomatoes with green onions, garlic and cilantro until it is a thick soup consistency.  Add to the pureed cucumber.
  2. Chop and blend the jalapeno and red pepper until they become a thick soup consistency.  Add to the bowl with the previously blended ingredients.
  3. Chop the avocado and portion among serving bowls or glasses.  Crush a handful of tortilla chips into each bowl or glass atop the avocado.
  4. Stir the bowl full of pureed ingredients and spoon into each glass atop the avocado and tortilla chips.  
  5. Drizzle with olive oil, place cooked shrimp around the rim of the glass and garnish with a slice of cucumber and a slice of lemon.
 The Original
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