Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
Gazpacho Bloody Maria
Total:
20 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
20 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 large, ripe beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1 piece good-quality white bread, crust removed and discarded and bread chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced 
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 
  • 1 cup very cold fresh tomato juice made from peeled, seeded, pureed and strained fresh tomatoes
  • 1 bottle very cold tequila, white or silver, such as Blanco
  • Juice of 1/2 lime, plus 4 to 6 wedges for serving 
  • A few dashes of hot sauce, such as Tabasco 
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Make an ice bath in a large bowl. Using a paring knife, make a small "x" on the bottom of each tomato. Gently drop them in the boiling water and cook about 30 seconds. Immediately transfer the tomatoes to the ice water for about 10 seconds. Remove, drain and slip off the skins with your fingers or a knife. Quarter the tomatoes, remove the seeds and chop roughly.

Combine the tomatoes, bread, bell pepper, cucumber and tomato juice in a blender and blend until coarsely chopped. Add 1/2 cup tequila, the lime juice, some hot sauce and salt and pepper and blend until almost smooth.

Fill 4 to 6 tall glasses with ice cubes and pour the gazpacho over. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge, and serve with extra tequila on the side.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Michael's Bloody Maria

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

Recipe courtesy of Jamie Deen

Gazpacho

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Maria's Spezzatino: Maria's Stew

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Bloody Mary

Recipe courtesy of Ti Martin|Jamie Shannon

Bloody Mary

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Santa Maria Style Beans

Recipe courtesy of Mike Arndt

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Unwrapped

7am | 6c

Unwrapped

7:30am | 6:30c

Unwrapped

8am | 7c

Unwrapped

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Donut Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Donut Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Sugar Showdown

12pm | 11c

Sugar Showdown

12:30pm | 11:30c

Cupcake Wars

1pm | 12c

Cake Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

8pm | 7c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here