Fire Island Cookbook Recipe: Gazpacho

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Gazpacho from The Fire Island CookbookThis classic and cooling summer soup is a beachside staple, and easy to make. From The Fire Island Cookbook by Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen.

A cold soup that can be prepared ahead of time is an ideal start to dinner on Fire Island—or whichever beach you call home.

1/2 loaf of yesterday’s French bread
4 cloves garlic
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
8 pounds local tomatoes (8 to 12 tomatoes), seeded and cut into large chunks
1 green bell pepper, cut into large pieces
1 Italian frying pepper, cut into large pieces
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and cut into large pieces
1 cucumber, peeled and cut into large chunks
1 medium Spanish onion, cut into large chunks
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
Chopped tomatoes, green bell pepper, and onion, for garnish

1. Using your hands, break the bread into big chunks and soak in water for 10 minutes.

2. Squeeze the excess water out of the bread and transfer the bread to a food processor. Add the garlic and oil and process until smooth. Add the tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, onion, salt, and cumin. Process until you achieve a smooth consistency. Add the vinegar and process for 30 seconds. Blend in 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 Cups cold water, depending on the desired consistency, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

3. To serve, divide the gazpacho among 8 bowls and garnish with chopped tomatoes, green pepper, and onion.

Burgáns Albariño
Albariño; Rias Baixas,
Galicia, Spain

The rich minerality and bright apple notes of this wine from Galicia pair beautifully with this fresh and spicy gazpacho.

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