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Grilled Shellfish Gazpacho

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Ingredients
  Whole grain bread slices 1 , crusts removed and broken into small chunks (country)
  Sherry vinegar 3⁄4 Tablespoon (1 dessertspoon)
  Garlic 1⁄2 Clove (2.5 gm), finely chopped
  Caster sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Red chilli 1⁄2 , seeded, finely diced
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon (plus extra for brushing)
  Plum tomatoes 350 Gram, peeled and seeded
  Tomato juice 200 Milliliter
  Spring onions 2 , finely sliced
  Red pepper 1⁄2 , roasted or grilled, peeled, seeded and diced
  Cucumber 1 Large, peeled, seeded and roughly diced
  Pesto 3⁄4 Tablespoon (1 dessertspoon)
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Raw prawns 3 Large, shelled
  Scallops 4 , shucked (diver-caught)
  Basil leaves 4 (to garnish)
  White crab meat 125 Gram
For basil salt
  Basil leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Handful)
  Maldon salt 125 Gram
Directions

Place the bread in a food processor or blender.
While blitzing, add the vinegar, garlic, sugar and chilli and blend until smooth.
Add the olive oil, a little at a time, until it has been absorbed by the bread.
Add the tomatoes, tomato juice, spring onions, red pepper, cucumber and pesto.
Continue to blitz until a smooth emulsion is formed.
Season to taste with black pepper.
To make the basil salt, place the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and green.
Store in an airtight container.
Half an hour before serving, sprinkle prawns and scallops with 1/2 teaspoon of the basil salt, if desired, and toss to combine.
Dust off the salt from the prawns and scallops and brush with a little olive oil.
Cook them under a hot grill or in a griddle or heavy-based frying pan for 1-2 minutes on each side.
Ideally serve in large-rimmed shallow soup bowls.
Place the prawns and scallops in the centre, then pour the soup around the shellfish.
Scatter each bowl with basil leaves and fresh crab and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Blending
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Tomato
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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