White Gazpacho With Almonds And Grapes

Recipe: White Gazpacho With Almonds And Grapes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup blanched almonds
  • 3 each garlic cloves
  • 1 salt, to taste
  • 4 each white bread slices, stale, crusts removed
  • 4 cup ice water
  • 7 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 each white bread slices, crusts removed, cut in cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup seedless green grapes

Instructions:

  1. Grind almonds, 2 garlic cloves, and salt to a fine consistency in a food processor or blender. Soak stale bread in one cup ice water, and squeeze to extract moisture. Add bread to processor.
  2. With processor running, add 6 tb oil and one cup ice water slowly in a steady stream. Add vinegars, and mix on high speed for 2 minutes. Add one cup ice water and mix 2 more minutes.
  3. Place in a bowl, add remaining ice water and mix well. Adjust seasonings with salt and vinegar. Chill for up to 6 hours.
  4. Heat butter and remaining one tablespoon olive oil in a skillet. Crush remaining garlic clove and add to pan with bread cubes, tossing to coat with butter and oil.
  5. Cook over very low heat, stirring occassionally, 20-30 minutes, or until cubes are golden. Serve soup ice cold, garnished with croutons and grapes.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: breakfast

Culinary tradition: Spanish

My rating: 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)