Taste Explosion: The Rare Breed Chef
A Summer Menu from The Rare Breed Chef : therarebreedchef.com
Gazpacho (Serves 6-8)
A super simple classic chilled soup originating in Andalucia. Summertime is the only time to make this, when tomatoes are at their best. Roma vine tomatoes are traditionally used but you can use any with good flavour, a great way to use up any home grown tomatoes too. You can add a touch of ground cumin, paprika or even Jalepenos if you want to add a little extra spiciness.
1Kg mixed tomatoes
1 red pepper
4 spring onions
3 cloves garlic
3 thick slices of bread, crust removed
100ml extra virgin olive oil
50ml sherry vinegar
Reserve a few slices of tomatoes, pepper and cucumber to serve.
De-seed and roughly chop the pepper and peel and dice the cucumber. Blend with all the remaining ingredients in a food processor adding a little water to reach the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Serve chilled garnished with the reserved ingredients, fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil.