July 28, 2010

SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE A NUT:

lmond gazpacho: Your kids will go nuts: It took a cruise ship and a fancy waiter to get my girls to enjoy cold soups. Now they can't stop eating them (Lucy Mercer, Salon)

Chilled almond soup

Ingredients

* ¾ cup almonds, blanched preferred, but whole with skins OK
* 1 shallot
* 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
* ¼ cup fresh bread crumbs
* 2 cups cold vegetable broth
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
* Sliced almonds or green grapes for garnish

Directions

1. Toast the almonds in a skillet for a few minutes, remove from heat and let cool.

2. In a food processor, purée shallot, then add toasted almonds. Blitz until finely ground. Add olive oil and bread crumbs and process until combined. With the motor running, slowly pour in vegetable broth through the feed tube. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Finish with sherry vinegar.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 28, 2010 6:09 AM
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