Sunday, May 18, 2008

Four Foods On Friday #30

Four Foods On Friday #30 questions

#1. What’s your favorite white beverage? If you don’t have one, what’s your favorite beverage with something white in it?

A white russian

#2. What’s your favorite white gravy, sauce, condiment, dressing or topping?

The gravy on biscuits and sausage gravy

#3. What’s your favorite white item from the refrigerated section?


#4. Share a recipe for something white.

White Gazpacho

Serves 6

Half pound of blanched almonds
1 bulb garlic, peeled
1.5 tsp salt
6 to 8 slices of slightly stale crusty bread, crusts removed
2/3 cups extra virgin olive oil
5 – 6 tablespoons sherry or red wine vinegar
Seedless green grapes
8 cups iced water

Soak the bread in the iced water. In a food processor or blender; blend salt, garlic and almonds. Squeeze the water out of the soaked bread, break it up and add it in pieces to the garlic and almond mix while the processor/blender is running. Add the oil gradually, followed by the vinegar and the remaining ice water.

Strain the soup through a strainer (go for a texture you would like; smooth use a fine mesh or just blend really well). Add more salt or vinegar to taste. Chill the soup in a covered dish, preferably overnight (or as littel as a few hours; the longer the better). Peel and/or slice the grapes in half. Serve ice cold with the grapes in chilled soup bowls. I have also had some slivered almonds to float on top just before serving, or some mild parsley.


DeeBee said...

I've never had #3 or #4. I've heard of Gazpacho but I'll need to do some research on Horchata.

Karen said...

I love the gravy on biscuits and gravy too. Yummm!

valmg said...

I love white gravy.
thanks for playing FFOF.

noble pig said...

White wine! Does that count?

Anonymous said...

that recipe looks delicious, and I'm usually a gazpacho fan. Thanks for sharing!

skeet said...

The only Mexican restaurant on my coast has a jug of horchata right beside the soft drinks. I've never tried it because I wasn't sure what was in it (I'm allergic to many things.) I'm definitely going to try it next time I drop in.