* This post is part of the Royal Selangor Jellyriffic Competition where ten bloggers from around the world compete by posting recipes each day for 30 days in the month of October 2011 to raise awareness and support for breast cancer. *
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Rafael Nadal is my favourite tennis player because he is full of passion, guts and brawn. He is the epitome of the great nation that he represents – a people with passion in their hearts, a proud tradition for the blood sport of bull-fighting and a never-say-die attitude that can only be admired.
It is on this premise that we decided to embrace the food of this nation as part of our Cuisines of the World journey with the Royal Selangor jelly mould. Today, we present to you the fiery colours of Spain:
Day 6: Entree – Chilled gazpacho jelly with blood orange salad
Ingredients 2 red capsicum, seeded and sliced 1. Place capsicum, brown onion, cucumber, chilli and garlic in a blender and blend until it becomes a smooth puree
1 brown onion
1 Lebanese cucumber
1 long red chilli, seeded and sliced
2 garlic clove
2 blood oranges, cut into wedges
2 grape tomatoes, cut into wedges
2 teaspoon gelatin powder
2. Heat up half the puree until almost simmering and stir in 2 teaspoon gelatin powder.
3. Mix with the rest of the puree and then pour into the Royal Selangor jelly mould.
4. Stand the mould in the fridge to chill for approximately 5 – 6 hours until the puree is firm.
5. Remove from the mould and serve with blood orange and grape tomato wedges
2 red capsicum, seeded and sliced
1. Place capsicum, brown onion, cucumber, chilli and garlic in a blender and blend until it becomes a smooth puree
We often make chilled gazpacho in summer afternoons when entertaining at home because it is refreshing and also perfect with a barbeque. This gazpacho has the fresh flavours of capsicum, onion and cucumber. The salad adds some zesty flavours of blood orange and sweetness of the grape tomatoes.
We hope you have enjoyed this recipe and do try it because it is relatively simple and the best thing is it does not involve any cooking at all.
So dear readers, what is your favourite Spanish food?
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All you have to do over the next thirty days is to provide your comments, feedback, suggestions or any recipes and you will be in the running to receive this camera. This prize is open to any and all readers.
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We wish you good health and happy cooking!
Chopinand & Mysaucepan