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National Gazpacho Day 2017

National Gazpacho Day 2017

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Gazpacho Soup

Today is National Gazpacho Day 2017! We are celebrating this tasty food holiday by soaking up the sights and sounds of its native origin – Seville, Spain. We also experimented making this delicious cold appetizer using one of The New York Times recommended recipes. This fun food sampling and review is noted below in our recipe section.

Gazpacho Soup History

The Gazpacho Soup is native to Seville Spain, the capital of Andalusia. This region is one of the hottest major metropolitan areas in the geographical Western Europe, with summer average high temperatures of above 35 °C (95 °F). This tidbit of information provided a clear understanding of the reasoning behind serving this appetizer ice cold rather than hot like a typical soup.

Alternative names for Gazpacho Soup – Andalusian Gazpacho

Andalusia is traditionally an agricultural region, compared to the rest of Spain and the rest of Europe. The main ingredients of Gazpacho Soup, tomatoes, cucumber, and garlic are fresh and readily available. 

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There are other recipes called gazpacho, such as gazpacho manchego, which is very different from Andalusian Gazpacho. There are also a number of dishes that are closely related to Andalusian Gazpacho, such as ajoblanco, salmorejo, pipirrana, porra antequerana, cojondongo, and Portuguese gaspacho.

The region has a rich culture and a strong identity. Many distinctively Spanish customs are largely or entirely Andalusian in origin. These include flamenco and, to a lesser extent, bullfighting and Hispano-Moorish architectural styles both of which are also prevalent in other regions of Spain.

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This region of Spain was one of the great novelists, Ernest Hemingway’s favorite places. From the mid-1920s to the mid-1950s, he made more than 20 trips to Spain. It was here where he penned four novels, a play, and countless pages of journalism and a handful of short stories. The same charm and adventure of this great country await visitors today.

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Place of Gazpacho Soup Origin & Scenic Vistas

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Gazpacho Soup Recipe

Gazpacho Soup Recipe
Serves 8
A tasty version of Seville Spain's Gazpacho Recipe!
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Total Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. About 2 pounds ripe red tomatoes, cored and roughly cut into chunks
  2. 1 Italian frying (cubanelle) pepper or another long, light green pepper, such as Anaheim, cored, seeded and roughly cut into chunks
  3. 1 cucumber, about 8 inches long, peeled and roughly cut into chunks
  4. 1 small mild onion (white or red), peeled and roughly cut into chunks
  5. 1 clove garlic
  6. 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar, more to taste
  7. Salt
  8. ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, more to taste, plus more for drizzling
Instructions
  1. Combine the tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, onion and garlic in a blender or, if using a hand blender, in a deep bowl. (If necessary, work in batches.) Blend at high speed until very smooth, at least 2 minutes, pausing occasionally to scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula.
  2. With the motor running, add the vinegar and 2 teaspoons salt. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil. The mixture will turn bright orange or dark pink and become smooth and emulsified, like a salad dressing. If it still seems watery, drizzle in more olive oil until texture is creamy.
  3. Strain the mixture through a strainer or a food mill, pushing all the liquid through with a spatula or the back of a ladle. Discard the solids. Transfer to a large pitcher (preferably glass) and chill until very cold, at least 6 hours or overnight.
  4. Before serving, adjust the seasonings with salt and vinegar. If soup is very thick, stir in a few tablespoons ice water. Serve in glasses, over ice if desired. A few drops of olive oil on top are a nice touch.
Notes
  1. Taste sampling and review from the test kitchen of Roadtrips R Us, travel & food blog. We enjoyed our Gazpacho Soup unstrained for a more robust texture. This is an exciting cold soup appetizer. With a dash of Tabasco sauce and a shot of vodka, it could become kin to a Bloody Mary!
Adapted from Recipe from The New York Times
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