Watermelon Gazpacho

This refreshingly light and healthy watermelon gazpacho with a skewer of pan seared shrimp is a perfect quick fix for weeknight dinners or as an appetizer at a dinner party. The gazpacho can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to two days . Hence you can make it ahead on a weekend and enjoy after a tiring Monday in the summer heat. A brief history of the origin of gazpachos can be found here.

Watermelon Gazpacho with pan-seared Shrimp

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Ingredients

  • 250-300 gm Watermelon
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 deseeded cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon rock salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 drops of Tabasco sauce
  • 250 gm shrimp with shell
  • 1 pint of beer
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

    For the Gazpacho
  • Combine the watermelon,tomato,cucumber,salt,pepper,sugar,apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco in a food processor and blitz till the ingredients are combined and well liquefied.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hrs to a maximum of 2 days.
  • Serve it in a mason jar as shown in the pic. Alternatively you can also use a tall glass or a martini glass. Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with chopped scallions.
  • For the Shrimp
  • Combine the beer and the Old Bay in a small pot and bring to boil. Add the unpeeled shrimp into the pot and boil for 3 minutes.
  • Drain the beer and remove the shrimp. Peel and devein the shrimp.
  • Season the shrimp with Old Bay and toss it in browned butter in a pan. The shrimp is ready to be served and can be arranged in a skewer as shown in the picture.
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Watermelon Gazpacho with pan-seared Shrimp