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Rec: Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Gazpacho. And then to go with the meatloaf sandwiches>>>

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Posted to Thread #6162 at 7:33 pm on Mar 22, 2007

the next day, this delicious soup. I have made this many times before and I always add more Tabasco and Sherry vinegar than it calls for and a couple of dashes of Worcestershire. Really a great soup.


Bon Appétit, July 2004

The gazpacho needs to be started a day ahead, so be sure to plan accordingly.

Makes 10 servings.

4 pounds plum tomatoes, halved
5 large red bell peppers, divided
4 medium-size red onions, divided
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 cups water, divided

3 tablespoons Sherry wine vinegar
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

1 English hothouse cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
Extra-virgin olive oil preparation

Preheat oven to 450°F. Place tomatoes on large rimmed baking sheet. Cut 4 peppers into 1-inch pieces; place on another rimmed baking sheet. Cut 3 onions into 1-inch pieces; add to peppers. Drizzle 1/2 cup oil over vegetables, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with salt. Roast vegetables until soft and slightly charred, about 50 minutes, switching positions of pans after 25 minutes. Puree half of vegetables with pan juices in processor until smooth. Add 1 cup water; process until very smooth. Transfer mixture to large bowl. Repeat with remaining vegetables and 1 cup water. Cover gazpacho; chill overnight.

Mix remaining 1 cup water, vinegar, and hot pepper sauce into gazpacho. Season to taste with salt.

Finely dice remaining bell pepper and onion; mix with cucumber. Pour gazpacho into bowls; top with diced vegetables and a drizzle of oil.


Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we may diet.
Harry Kurnitz

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