Nils and I watched Season 6 of Top Chef and yes, I'll admit it, we enjoyed it. Since it's the only season of the show we've seen, I was pretty surprised to see the Top
Chef Tour pulled up to our local grocery store with Ash and
Eli in tow. We were curious to see what the "tour" was offering and signed up for one of the day's cooking sessions.
Eli made some strawberry gazpacho that was pretty tasty. They garnished it with some strawberries and edible flowers to make it "chef-y," (their word, not mine) but admitted that you could probably put flowers on nicely plated V8 for a similar effect. They didn't make the corn salsa, but it sounds pretty good so I've copied both recipes below.
Nils and I went up to say 'hello' to them afterward and were given some head-shots. I don't know what to do with them, but they did leave me with a mystery. Internet, I need your help.
What the hell does Ash's message say?
Flux... yeowz.. what now?
Anyway, here's the recipe: Jamie’s Strawberry Gazpacho and Corn Salsa Recipe Courtesy of Jamie Lauren
Strawberry Gazpacho: 1 pint strawberries, quartered and washed 1 clove garlic 1/2 English cucumber, peeled Salt to taste 1 T sugar 2 cups pure olive oil
Place all ingredients in blender, except oil. Add oil in a steady stream until emulsified.
Corn Salsa: 1 ear corn, cut off cob 1/2 red onion, minced 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 1/4 jalapeno, seeded and minced 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced 2 T lemon olive oil Salt to taste Combine all and adjust seasoning
Presentation: Fill bowl with Strawberry Gazpacho. Float Corn Salsa on top, and garnish with a basil leaf and drizzle of lemon oil. Enjoy!
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