Gaz­pa­cho with toma­toes three ways

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Food In A Flash -

This recipe uses fresh and juicy fruit to make a cold soup served with semi-dried toma­toes and a tasty jam.

Prepa­ra­tion time 20 mins Cook­ing time 1 hour Serves 4

250g pun­net cherry toma­toes, halved 1 tsp cel­ery salt

½ cup ex­tra vir­gin olive oil

2 red onions, finely diced

12 cloves gar­lic, minced

½ bunch thyme, finely chopped 4 Roma toma­toes, seeded

and finely diced

1 Tbsp Worces­ter­shire sauce Sea-salt flakes and freshly ground

black pep­per, to sea­son

4 large ripe toma­toes

4 slices sour­dough bread

1 cu­cum­ber, peeled, seeded, diced 1 red cap­sicum, diced

1 bunch basil leaves, plus

ex­tra to serve

Juice of 2 lemons

2 tsp red wine vine­gar Sour­dough crou­tons, to serve

STEP 1 Pre­heat oven to 140°C fan-forced (160°C con­ven­tional). Line a large oven tray with bak­ing pa­per. Ar­range cherry toma­toes on tray, sprin­kle with cel­ery salt and bake for 1 hour, un­til semi-dried. STEP 2 Mean­while, heat 1 ta­ble­spoon of the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add half the onion, half the gar­lic and thyme. Cook for 5 min­utes, un­til soft­ened. Add Roma toma­toes and Worces­ter­shire sauce. Sea­son gen­er­ously, and

sim­mer for 30 min­utes, un­til sauce-like in con­sis­tency. Set tomato jam aside. STEP 3 Bring a large pot of salted wa­ter to the boil over high heat. Slice a small cross in base of each tomato, and gen­tly place into boil­ing wa­ter for 20 sec­onds. Re­fresh toma­toes in a large bowl of iced wa­ter, then peel and dice. Put bread in a large bowl, cover in cold wa­ter and soak for 10 min­utes. Re­move bread and pass through a food mill (see Cook’s tip) with toma­toes, re­main­ing onion and gar­lic, cu­cum­ber, cap­sicum and basil. STEP 4 Mix in juice and vine­gar, then sea­son. Stir in re­main­ing olive oil, then add 2 cups crushed ice. Di­vide semidried toma­toes between 4 bowls, la­dle in soup and top with basil leaves. Serve with crou­tons topped with tomato jam.

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