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Salmorejo, a typical dish from Córdoba, Andalucia

Salmorejo, a typical dish from Córdoba, Andalucia
When the summer comes, we eat salmorejo… It is a typical cold soup of Andalusian gastronomy, especially from Córdoba, but it is known all over Spain.
Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Soups, lunch
Cuisine Spanish, Mediterranean
Servings 4 persons

Equipment

  • mixer / blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg tomatoes The important thing is that they are ripe! I have used two varieties, vine tomatoes and Monte Rosa.
  • 180 gr breadcrumbs only the soft white part of a fresh bread
  • 120 ml olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 60 ml water (if necessary, should it be too consistent)
  • 2 eggs hard boiled
  • 2 slices bread to make crusts
  • salt

Instructions
 

  • First we are going to peel the tomatoes. However, this is not necessary if you have a powerful blender or mixer. Put a pot of water on the heat and let it boil. Make a light slit in the tomatoes with a knife. Place them in the boiling water for one minute and then in cold water. Now you can easily remove the skin.
  • Cut the tomatoes into large pieces.
    Remove the soft white inner part of the bread and tear into pieces.
  • Now add the tomatoes, bread, olive oil, garlic and a pinch of salt together in the blender and mix until you get a smooth homogeneous and creamy soup. Taste and add some extra salt or water if it is too consistent.
  • Boil the eggs in boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove them from their shell and crush with a fork.
  • Cut the bread slices into small dice. Put some olive oil in a pan and fry the crusts until golden brown.
  • Normally the soup is served with crumbled egg and pieces of dried ham. But because we don't eat meat here at home, I made a version with fried crusts…
  • The soup should be served cold, so, if needed cool it in the fridge for a while…

Notes

According to the original recipe, serve the soup with a crumbled hard-boiled egg and pieces of dried ham. I’m looked for an alternative because we don’t eat meat. Sometimes we also sprinkle a bit of fried onions on top… The base remains the same and the rest is up to your own taste… and enjoying it is the most important thing, right?
Keyword salmorejo, cold soup, spanish soup, salmorejo from cordoba
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