November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

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November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:56 am

Friends. :)

Today we celebrate Gazpacho Soup Day and it's founder Arnold Judas Rimmer.

It commemorates what was possibly the most embarrassing of all the embarrassing events in Arnold's short, but extremely long life.

I hope you'll join me by making a piping hot* bowl of delicious Gazpacho Soup in his memory.

You can buy a tin of the soup, or why not try making it yourself from the recipe below. :)



6 medium tomatoes, peeled
1 medium to large Spanish onion
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
1 poblano pepper, seeds and stem removed
2 jalapenos (optional).
2 cloves garlic
1 small batch of cilantro, stems included, chopped
Juice of 2 limes
Salt and pepper to taste


Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water for 30 seconds and then immerse in ice water. Remove the skins.

Roughly chop the tomatoes, onion, cucumber, peppers, and garlic and puree them in a food processor until the desired consistency is achieved. You are not seeking to pulverize the vegetables. I aim for a mildly coarse texture.

Chop the cilantro separately, (it tastes better chopped by hand), then add it, the lime juice and salt and pepper to the soup.

Heat** the soup and serve. If you can heat** it overnight so much the better since the flavors will deepen and improve with time.

Enjoy!

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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby Quatermass » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:13 pm

I can't find the relevant scene from Red Dwarf: Me Squared on YouTube...bugger. Or should I say smeg?
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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:22 pm

I happened to be watching that episode on DVD this morning, looked at the date on my calendar and thought - I mustn't let this important date go by uncelebrated. :lol:
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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby KingCarrot » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:14 pm

I will make this today - it appears to be healthy even in my opinion (and I am pretty damn strict with my diet).

Nice one TB.
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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby KingCarrot » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:15 pm

Cilantro is coriander right?

Does it matter about the type of pepper? I would also leave in the pips because I love the capsaicin burn lol.
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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:20 pm

Yes, cilantro is leafy coriander. As far as peppers - if you can get jalapenos, all the better. Definitely something with a burn. ;)
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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby chris.ph » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:48 pm

serve with an ice cube with fresh mint chopped into the ice :D (ex chef)

tin of chopped tomatoes
one clove of garlic
i chili pepper (with or without seeds)
white pepper
one red pepper charred and deskinned
pint of tom juice

chuck it all in a blender and whizz the shit out of it(technical term)

serve with a drizzle of olive oil and the aforesaid icecube :D and some nice bread
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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby MongoGutman » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:09 pm

Must be something wrong with the recipes - there doesn't appear to be any meat in them. Shurley some mistake?
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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:01 pm

Souper!

Thanks for the recipe. Now all I need is a Captains table and a prostitute.
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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:10 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby chris.ph » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:25 pm

Sister Jennifer wrote:Souper!

Thanks for the recipe. Now all I need is a Captains table and a prostitute.


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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby KingCarrot » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:36 pm

Soup went well.

Bowels went well too.
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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby Quatermass » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:19 am

Don't soups come out more or less the same consistency and look they go in? :|
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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby chris.ph » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:12 am

remembered a better recipe

1 part vodka
3 parts tomato juice
a dash of worceter sauce and a large dash of chili sce serve with plenty of minty ice :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

perfect soup :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: November 25th - Gazpacho Soup Day

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:13 am

Vodka is from potatoes anyway right? Potatoes go in all kinds of soup.. ;)
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