Tuesday, November 23, 2010

La Gazpacho De Frédérick~

Again here I am on the bring some food to someone bandwagon~
In the summer cold soups are perfect..and so many nutrients are in soups like Gazpacho..Tomatoes are wonderfully good for you~

And when your handsome,tanned,barefoot son-in -law drops it off.. made by him..
All the better~

When I thanked him..I said please let me watch you make it next time..

Cause mine never tasted so good~
La Recette~
3 tomatoes, peeled
1 sweet red pepper, halved and seeded
1 green pepper, halved and seeded
1 English cucumber, peeled
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tbsp (25 mL) red wine vinegar
1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
3-1/2 cups (875 mL) vegetable cocktail, (approx)
1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper sauce
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 slices day-old bread, crusts removed
2 green onions
Halve tomatoes; scoop out seeds. Grip chef's knife with fingers meeting thumb underneath. With knife tip stationary and palm of other hand on top, coarsely chop 2 tomatoes, red pepper, half of green pepper and half of cucumber; set remaining vegetables aside.
In food processor, or in blender in batches, puree chopped tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumber, garlic, vinegar and oil until smooth. Transfer to large bowl; stir in vegetable cocktail and hot pepper sauce.

His notes~
I added parsley, tarragon and onions,cucumber and I used white balsamic vinegar and pink & white pepper.

Well now winter's at our doorstep in QC.. but so many other places can enjoy this soup :) I am thinking where it is always warm..or warm when we are cold..
You can't miss with his delicioso soup:)I love it~


  1. How sweet and lovely! a soup made and delivered to your door by your son in law :)it sounds perfect.

    tq for the marshmallow recipe. ive looked it up and I am definitely going to try. Again :) I think it was just me. But you know.. when you cant blame anyone just blame the weather :)

  2. Monique, yopu clearly did this to torture me [G]

    I'm a nitpicker supreme, so I adjust my gazpacho depending on the quality of my tomatoes.
    I think SIL's recipe sounds pretty darn good.
    But, what really boggles the mind is, how you can still have fresh basil in November. I'm moving to Fairyland.

  3. Wow! What a lucky mother in law you are!
    We could drink this with our warm grilled cheese I suppose! I don't mind cold things in the winter at all :)

  4. Très belles photos et magnifique recette de gazpacho!

  5. Ahhh..Sol..this was a summer delivery..My basil is long gone..

    The collage photos are photos I took this summer..It's almost winter in QC..we've had dustings of snow..the trees are bare..the gardens are sleeping~

    Yes I could eat this soup in winter also..I will!
    Zurin..they will work! :)

  6. Monique, my husband makes the best Gazpacho. I'm not one who loves tomatoes, but a cup of this soup is often perfect for a hot summer day. When he makes it, he always shares with friends. I'll pass this recipe on to my "chef".
    Beautiful post as always. ~ Sarah

  7. What a delicious treat! I love gazpacho even in the winter. It reminds me of the summer to come.

    We lived in La Jolla, CA when our children were born. After every OB appointment (and weigh in) I took myself to Cafe Lautrec and had a bowl of gazpacho followed by a warm brownie a la mode smothered in hot fudge sauce. Ah, thanks for the memories!


  8. Where we are, we are not too crazy about cold soup. But if a handsome son in law were to make and deliver it, I wouldn't mind taking it!

  9. I love Gazpacho...and even a normal salad is often cold!!! ;) ciao , Flavia

  10. We are both blessed to have son-in-laws who love to cook :) Sadly, mine lives just a tad too far away to be dropping off soup at my door but I've enjoyed many a good meal at their home.

    This sounds like a delightful recipe which I'm saving for some warmer weather and fresh, fresh tomatoes. It sounds like a keeper!

  11. J'adore le gaspachio. Dès que mon basilic a une bonne consistance dans mon jardin, je fais régulièrement cette soupe froide... J'ai 4 enfants dont un qui est cuisinier (mais reconverti). Aucun ne me cuisine quoi que ce soit.. En revanche ils viennent dès qu'ils le peuvent pour déguster les plats de maman!
    Plein de mercis pour vos gentils messages.

  12. This sounds incredible.

    It makes me miss summer.

    But mostly it makes me smile.

  13. This recipe sounds wonderful, Monique and will bring back memories of last beautiful summer for me. I will try, even have the white balsamic in the cupboard.

    Have a beautiful Thanksgiving, dear friend. Thankful to know you!

  14. What a lovely son-in-law ~ i love anything with tomatoes in fact I think if I could only have one salad veg on a deserted island it would have to be Tomatoes.. Even the colour is lovely.
    Your collage is beautiful Monique!

  15. He sounds like a keeper ,your SIL...
    Your beautiful pics made me think of summer...I can almost taste the sun on those tomatoes...
    Beautiful Monique!

  16. What a nice SIL Monique! And it's summer all year down in South Florida! This will really hit the spot!

  17. Oui, le gaspacho..que du bonheur! Belles images..et j'en suis sure, un gentilhomme, ton beau-fils!

  18. All the wonderful tastes of summer are in this soup. What a thoughtful son-in-law to bring you some.

  19. Malheureusement, ce n'est plus la saison de tomates par chez nous!
    Nous sommes plutôt dans la période des bonnes soupes d'hiver, bien nourrissantes.
    bises Monique, Miettoune

  20. Gaspacho just makes you feel like summer.. whenever you have it... especially now that the weather is cold and drear... delicious recipe!

  21. Encore de magnifiques photos que tu partages. Je fais cela seulement l'été la gaspacho.

  22. Mmmm, I'll save this one for the summer and the best tomatoes. I love gazpacho!

  23. i'm waiting for the summer tomatoes to ripe ripe ripe to make this! :)

  24. Cooking is true alchemy! To see such simple ingredients combine and then transform into an amazingly delicious dish...the miracle of it never fails to impress me. Thank you for your thoughtful sharing!