Scottish Strawberry Gazpacho by Barry Bryson

This is a perfect summer dish that involves no actual cooking and is just the ticket for good weather days and the Scottish strawberry season.

This recipe takes around 20 minutes, needs an hour to infuse and then you’re ready to enjoy this classic taste of Spanish-inspired sunshine.

Barry Bryson is one of Scotland’s leading caterers and private chefs and heads a dynamic event catering firm called Cater by Barry Bryson.
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Ingredients: Serves 4
10 tomatoes on the vine, remove the seeds and pulp so you have the nice skins and juice
1 red onion, finely diced
200g of Scottish strawberries, washed, hulled and chopped
3 celery sticks, washed and chopped 
2 cloves of very fresh garlic, finely chopped
2 medium-sized red peppers, de-seeded and chopped 
1 tin of good quality chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons of tomato puree
300ml of cold vegetable stock
50ml of white wine vinegar
Two tablespoons of honey
2 tsp of smoked sweet paprika
75ml of good quality olive oil
1 tsp of cayenne pepper
Three slices of cold toast torn into chunks
Rock salt

Coriander or parsley
Yoghurt or crème fraiche

1.    Start by placing your Scottish strawberries, tomatoes, chopped red onion, garlic, celery, peppers and toasted bread into a food processor and pulse it until you have a nice rustic salsa, don’t over-do this though, keep it chunky.
2.    Next pass the tinned tomatoes and puree through a sieve into mix in the food processor so the pure juice is added to the mix, but the chunky bits are left out and discarded. Pulse once again and pour into a bowl
3.    Use whisk or wooden spoon and add in your veg stock, olive oil, vinegar, honey, spices and a touch of seasoning. Cover with clingfilm and place in a fridge to infuse for around an hour
4.    Remove from fridge and ladle into bowls. Garnish with herbs, yoghurt and croutons and sit in the sun and enjoy!

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