Susan's Recipes

Gazpacho of the Sea

Gazpacho is the Spanish "salad in a drinking glass". There are many versions of gazpacho. This one uses canned tomato sauce and clam juice for a refreshing and easily prepared gazpacho. The recipe is scaled down for the smaller family.

Ingredients

  • An 8 ounce can of no salt added tomato sauce
  • cup of clam juice
  • 5 inches of English cucumber, peeled
  • of a green bell pepper
  • of a small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 & teaspoons fish sauce (nuoc nam)
  • Juice of lime
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 2 or 3 shakes of Crystal hot sauce
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  1. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, puree thoroughly the cucumber, bell pepper, onion, and garlic clove.
  2. Pour into a small serving jug.
  3. Add tomato sauce, clam juice, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, dill and the hot sauce.
  4. Stir to mix.
  5. Salt to taste.

Chill overnight in the refrigerator to give the flavors time to blend.
Serve cold or over crushed ice.
Makes 2 or 3 servings.

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