Gazpacho with Grilled Pickapeppa Shrimp

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Author Notes: Pickapeppa sauce is a Caribbean condiment referred to as “Jamaican ketchup” that is basically a sweeter A1 sauce, made with tomatoes, onions, mangoes, peppers, and other spices.

Adapted from Cooking Light.

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Serves 4

  • 1 10 oz container grape tomatoes, divided
  • 1.5 cups sliced English cucumber, divided
  • 1 cup diced red bed pepper, divided
  • 3/4 cup diced sweet onion, divided
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 5/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, divided
  • 1 28 oz can San Marzano tomatoes, drained
  • 1 the juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup pickapeppa sauce
  • 20 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (~8 oz)
  1. Add the juice of one lemon, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 tablespoon olive oil, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and ¼ cup pickapeppa sauce to a small bowl. Mix to combine.
  2. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Add to the refrigerator until ready to grill.
  3. Quarter 8 grape tomatoes. Combine the quartered tomatoes, ¼ cup thinly sliced (and halved) cucumber pieces, ¼ cup diced red bell pepper, and ¼ cup diced onion in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Add the remaining grape tomatoes, 1 ¼ cups cucumber, ¾ cup bell pepper, ½ cup onion, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, 3 garlic cloves, and the canned tomatoes to a food processor.
  5. Pulse until desired consistency. Refrigerate for 25 minutes.
  6. When ready to serve, heat a grill to medium-high heat. Remove the shrimp from the pickapeppa mixture and thread on wooden skewers that have been soaking in water for at least 30 minutes. Grill for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  7. Add 1 cup soup to each of 4 bowls. Top each serving with shrimp and some of the garnish mixture.

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