This year I’m in the mood for fruity gazpachos or so it seems. I happened to have some delicious peaches which were almost past its prime and I had seen an interesting peach gazpacho recipe by famous Basque chef Martín Berasategui, so I set to work. Just to compare with the cherry gazpacho I made recently… I should innovate, because at home we have gazpacho and salmorejo every other day. The only house inhabitant who doesn’t eat gazpacho is my youngest boy. He says he doesn’t like it. But he’s never tasted it… does it sound familiar?
And… I’m announcing a giveaway!
Again, CSN stores have been so kind to consider me for a $80 gift certificate to give away to my readers! First of all, I should say finding readers out there every day is such a thrill… because it still feels unexpected to me! Although CSN pretty much have everything you can think of (bed being one of the items) I’ve been browsing through their cookware site and I wouldn’t find it hard to choose something for my kitchen… I never have enough gadgets and I know most of you have the same illness!
So, what to do to enter the giveaway? Nothing too difficult, making it complicated would definitely be beyond my skills. Just start dreaming about what item you’d choose at CSN websites and leave a comment about it here, including your e-mail address. And one more thing: in order to count your name twice, I just kindly ask you to visit Kiva’s site, check if it speaks to you in any way and leave me word of it. That’s it.
The giveaway is open to any person living in the USA and Canada, and the deadline is Monday 28th, 11pm GMT. I will assign a number to each comment and use this site to generate a random number. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 29th.
Back to my point, this gazpacho has such a balanced flavor that when I first tasted it I could distinctly make out every ingredient: the peaches, the tomatos, the green pepper… And that doesn’t happen often, but maybe my palate is not sensitive enough. The color was beautiful, salmon-like, iridiscent-but-like-riding-into-the-sunset… ahem.
- 500g peaches, peeled and pitted
- 500g tasty tomatos
- 15g green sweet pepper
- 40g onion
- 1 small clove garlic
- 30g cider vinegar
- 50g virgin olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Weigh the peeled and pitted peaches and set aside. Cut the tomatos in chunks. Cut the pepper and the onion. Peel the garlic clove.
- Throw everything, except the salt, together in a food processor. Process to a very smooth puree. Pass it through a food mill or a sieve if you want it really fine. Add one teaspoon salt, taste and adjust if needed. Saltiness is a very personal matter, so I only give a starting point.
I wish you luck for the giveaway!