Gazpacho with Pan Seared Flounder

16 Aug

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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.

 

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