I come from Bordeaux where Spain is just 2 hours away…I grew up spending a lot of time in this amazing country discovering delicious wines and amazing food. Gazpacho is a classic Spanish dish that is served as a cold soup. This is one of my family’s favourite recipes during hot summer days. A touch of espelette pepper is a nice addition but hard to find in Canada. You can use smoked paprika to replace the espelette.
Espelette pepper is traditionally cultivated in the French commune of Espelette, Pyrénées – Atlantiques in the northern territory of the Basque country. It is an incredibly special kind of pepper with a fruitful elegant smoky flavour.
Yield: 4-6 servings.