Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gazpacho with Grilled Seafood

This gazpacho recipe is fantastic for summer grilling. Unfortunately, living in Chicago means the months in which you can get out and grill are not as plentiful as the days of wind, snow and ice. This recipe can be made just as easily using an indoor grill for the seafood, so if you want a taste of summer any time of year, this recipe is for you!

Shrimp and Scallop Recipe From Lobster Gram

  • 1 cup cranberry beans, shelled
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5 cups tomato juice
  • 1 large cucumber-peeled, halved and diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 fennel bulb, cored diced
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 large scallion, minced
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 pound fresh sea scallops
  • 3/4 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 6 thick slices bread
  • 1 large garlic clove
Recipe Directions:
In a medium saucepan, cook the cranberry beans in boiling water until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a plate. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. In a large bowl, combine the tomato juice with the cucumber, yellow pepper, onion, fennel, jalapeno, scallion and 2 tablespoons of the cilantro. Add the beans, cover and refrigerate overnight. Stir the lime and lemon zest and juice into the soup. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Light a grill. Thread the scallops and shrimp on skewers, brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over a medium-hot fire until lightly charred, about 2 minutes per side. Generously brush the bread with olive oil and grill over a medium-hot fire until lightly charred, about 1 minute per side. Rub the bread with the garlic clove. Stir the remaining 2 tablespoons of cilantro into the soup. Serve the gazpacho with the seafood and bread.
Source:Gazpacho and Grilled Seafood Recipe

1 comment:

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