Gazpacho with Pan Seared Flounder
This is one of my favorite meals especially in this hot weather.
Most people don’t eat in the heat but I just find light things to cook.
One container of grape or yellow tomatoes
One teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
5 big beefsteak tomatoes
One large English cucumber
One large onion
5 cloves garlic
1/2 fresh parsley
One big green pepper
One red pepper
1/2 jalapeño and make sure you remove the seeds
3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
One small can of tomato sauce
The juice of half a big lime
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Get your food processor out because you will save a ton of time.
Place the onion, garlic and salt in the machine and process till smooth
Add the grape tomatoes and oil and blend till smooth
Pour into a bowl
Quarter the tomatoes and place into the processor
Pulse till they are chunky, similar to a dice
Pour into the same bowl with the garlic, onion and tomatoes
Do not skin the cucumbers just cut them into chunks and place into the processor and pulse till the same dice is achieved
Pour into the same bowl
Cut the peppers into chunks with the parsley and process to the same size dice
Add the can of tomato sauce, lime juice, balsamic vinegar and the cilantro
Stir everything and adjust the salt .
My jalapeño was so hot I had to add a can of diced tomatoes and it still had a good kick. Be careful with these little peppers
Cover and put into the refrigerator.
2 pounds of flounder fillets
Salt, pepper, lime juice and garlic powder
Heat a nonstick pan with one tablespoon oil and 1/2 tablespoon butter
Season the fish on both sides and pan fry till there is a brown crust then flip over for another minute
Do not touch the fish while it is cooking because it will break apart
Cook the fish in batches and don’t crowd the pan.
It doesn’t take very long
Drizzle the fish with lime juice as soon as it comes out of the pan
Spoon the gazpacho into a bowl and top with a fish fillet
Garnish with a lime wedge. slices of cucumber, hot sauce and sour cream
I felt so healthy after I consumed large quantities.