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Fire-Roasted Gazpacho with Shrimp

Serves 4 servings (1 pitcher of gazpacho, 4 shrimp per person)

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INGREDIENTS
  • 1/4 English cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 7-ounce jar Piquillo peppers in water
  • 1 jalapeo pepper, cut lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • A splash of tomato or vegetable juice
  • 1 28-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 slice white bread, crusts trimmed and torn into large pieces
  • 1 handful cilantro leaves, removed from stems
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • Zest and juice of 3 limes, divided
  • 1 pound large to jumbo shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika
PREPARATION

In a food processor, add the cucumber, onion, peppers, garlic and juice to the processor bowl and pulse until roughly chopped. Add the tomatoes, torn bread, cilantro, salt and pepper, a few dashes of hot sauce, and the juice of 2 limes. Pulse just a few times, not to grind it up too much, but just so it is a nice chunky consistency. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

In a large bowl, toss shrimp with a drizzle of EVOO, sweet smoked paprika, lime zest, a few dashes of hot sauce, salt and ground black pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon EVOO, about 1 turn of the pan. When the oil is hot, saut the shrimp until cooked through, about 1 minute on each side. When the shrimp are finished cooking, turn the heat off and add the juice of 1 lime. Toss to coat.

Serve the Fire-Roasted Gazpacho in a shallow bowl with the shrimp on top.

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