Some of our best ideas come about in similar fashion - relaxing with a couple of adult beverages, with perhaps a cookbook or two, a couple of newspaper articles featuring different gazpachos, a 100 degree reading on the outdoor thermometer, and planning what to cook and eat over the long weekend ... —aargersi
What You'll Need
chopped romaine lettuce
chopped cucumber - I used English and left the skin on
good extra virgin olive oil
anchovies (depending on your love of the fish)
torn baguette - inside only, no crust
a few turns black pepper
hard cooked egg
shaved parmesan for serving
Put the first 8 ingredients in a processor or blender (lettuce through water) and blend until it's fairly smooth. Add the torn bread and let it soak for a minute or two. Add salt and pepper and blend again until it's all well mixed. Taste for salt and pepper, adjust if necessary. Put the soup in the fridge and put two soup bowls in the freezer. Wait for everything to chill nicely.
Toast the slices of baguette and chop the egg. To serve - pour the soup into the two cold bowls. Drizzle with olive oil and shave some parmesan on too (I use a carrot peeler). Pile the chopped egg onto the two baguette slices and serve with the soup.