Almond and Garlic Soup - Ajo Blanco
Spanish Tapas recipe for Almond and Garlic Soup (Ajo
Blanco) comes from Chef Ewa of Finca
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for Almond and Garlic Soup
g whole blanched almonds
75g stale bread, soaked in water
750 ml iced water
3 garlic cloves, crushed to a paste with some salt
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp sherry vinegar
200g white grapes
to make Almond and Garlic Soup
a food processor grind the almond to a smooth consistency,
add 5 tablespoons of water.
Process again until you have a paste, add the soaked
bread and garlic.
again until very smooth.
the motor running add the olive oil and the rest of
water, season with vinegar, salt and pepper.
to a bowl and chill.
Just before serving check the seasoning and add the
grapes cut in half.