The summer in Seattle has been especially hot lately, and this spicy tomato gazpacho with poached shrimp is exactly what you want to be eating. Cool, refreshing, requiring hardly any cooking, this vibrant meal will also take care of your abundance of garden tomatoes and herbs.


Spicy Tomato Gazpacho with Poached Shrimp


3 cups tomato juice
4 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 Hatch pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/4 small onion
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup cilantro
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt to taste


2 bay leaves
raw, peel-on shrimp

Garnish with: avocado, basil, olive oil


1. Add all of the gazpacho ingredients to a blender or food processor and puree until desired consistency. Adjust with salt, as needed.

2. For the shrimp, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add bay leaves and reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the shrimp and set the timer for 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp immediately and peel. Serve right away on top of gazpacho with avocado, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil.


Happy eating, friends!