Pedro inspirado gazpacho!
March 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
I have always wanted to make my own gazpacho since watching Pedro Almodóvar’s film: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. I love all of Pedro’s films with eccentric and colourful characters, funny and melodramatic stories but especially the beautiful music, wardrobe and décor that’s sometimes a bit kitsch but so much fun I even have a set of Pedro Almodóvar inspired Illy espresso cups that my sweetheart got me, it’s so precious to me! Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (the Spanish title of the film) is the first ever film of his that I watched. In the film the lead character, Pepa, throws a handful of sleeping pills into a freshly prepared gazpacho for her ex-lover but instead many of the characters in the film unknowingly drink it and fall into a deep sleep while Pepa is caught in a world of cra cra chaos…
Gazpacho is a chilled tomato soup. In some recipes celery, cucumber, canned tomatoes/juice, and even bread is added. I just tried my own version with the ingredients I had available.
Ingredients (serves two):
- 2 Handfuls of Woolworths exotic tomatoes (chopped)
- 2 Cloves of garlic (finely diced)
- 2 Baby onions (finely diced)
- 1 Green and red chilli (pitted and diced)
- 1/2 Handful of coriander leaves
- 1/2 Green bell pepper (finely diced)
- 1 T white wine vinegar
- 1 Lemon (juiced)
- 1/4 Cup olive oil
- 1/2 Cup filtered water or sparkling water
- Ground sea salt & black pepper to season
Add all the ingredients to your blender, and blend until an even smooth but thickish blend. Place in a jug in the fridge for about 2 – 3 hours, it needs to be very cold. You can add some ice to it if you like.
I served it with a slice of lemon, seasoned with salt & pepper, on the saucer with the design inspired by the poster of the film.
This gazpacho has no alcohol in it but boy it throws a bigger punch than Glühwein. I am sure you can even add something stronger to turn it into a cocktail, and have yourself a fiesta that will soon turn into a siesta!
Wishing you a fiesta of a Friday