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    Gazpacho Recipe

    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    25 mins

    I crave Gazpacho from time to time, especially when you get a hot day and your body needs something cold for lunch that you can make quickly, looks good, refreshes the palate and makes you feel healthy. Gazpacho is a classic Spanish cold soup that originates from Andalucía. It is an ideal dish as a starter or as a healthy and nourishing vegetable smoothie that can be drunk at any time of the day. The main point from this beauty is that the raw vegetables are blended quickly, keeping all the goodness inside. You can also make it well in advance, in fact, it is better to make it the day before, as it makes the soup taste better because the flavours have had time to develop. There are many variations of Gazpacho, some like to use fruits like green apple, watermelon or even cherries. Other Gazpacho variations use seafood, cold fish or even slices of jamon ibérico. Through this blog, I would like to show you a few ways of making gazpacho soups, even as a dessert version! Today we are making the classic version known as Gazpacho Andaluz. It is one of the first recipes I learnt how to make when I was 11 or 12 years old and it was actually my farther that showed me this recipe. Barely ever seen within the household stove or kitchen, my old man did know the recipe from an old time classic restaurant in Madrid called Zalacain, in its day the number one restaurant in Spain and within the top ten restaurants in Europe and still running to this day. I love this recipe, it makes a lovely creamy gazpacho. For me, the key secret for a good gazpacho is to chop the vegetables finely and allow them to stand in a bowl with some salt for a few hours. This softens the vegetables and makes it easier to blend later, providing more flavour to the blend. I also think that making the soup the day before helps the flavours to blend better and provide the soup with more depth and colour. The best accompaniment to a chilled gazpacho is of course, a glass of Fino sherry. The sherry vinegar base of the soup needs a wine with more alcohol strength that can stand above the vinegar and cut through the acidity with certain level creaminess. Fino is the answer. Salud!

    Total Time 25 mins
    Serves 6 people
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    Javier De La Hormaza

    Javier is a Basque born, trained chef and hospitality professional, owner of Basco Fine Foods, a Spanish food and drink importer based in Yorkshire. He regularly runs client food and drink events around the country and he is a course tutor at Hartingtons of Bakewell cookery school. Javier’s passion lies on bringing quality Spanish ingredients and recipes to as many people as possible.

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