This recipe for a quick and easy shrimp gazpacho is a perfect summer lunch or light supper when you want a cool, refreshing and delicious soup.
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (see note)
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
- 2 large tomatoes (heirlooms if you can get ’em), chopped
- 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 sweet onion, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup parsley, plus extra for garnish
- 1/2 cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add shrimp and Old Bay. Simmer until shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 3-5 minutes. Drain and cool the shrimp in ice water.
- Put tomatoes, cucumber, onion, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper into a blender and puree until smooth.
- At this point you can pop it in the fridge to cool it down, or you can serve it at room temperature. When you are ready to serve it up, divide the soup among bowls, garnish with the shrimp and some chopped parsley, drizzle with a little olive oil and serve!
I like to get smaller shrimp and put them into the soup whole, but if you prefer larger shrimp you can cut them into bite-sized pieces before adding to the soup for easier eating!