Art’s offers chilled soup with a kick
Marcia Davis, Food & Beverage Manager at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor sent us this week’s recipe for Spicy Gazpacho. As our local tomatoes come into season, save all of your tomato ends for use in this recipe. Davis warns us that this recipe creates a large vat of soup, so you’ll need LOTS of tomato ends ... 20 pounds or more!
Art’s Tavern is open daily from 7am until late, with outdoor seating during these beautiful summer days. Make a stop at Art’s Tavern while visiting the most beautiful place in America! Art’s is located at 6487 Western Avenue. 231-334-3754. www.artsglenarbor.com
3 lg. cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped
3 lg. red peppers, chopped
4 lg. white onions, chopped
4 cups spicy salsa
3 T. garlic, minced
2 tsp. salt
1 ½ T. season salt
1 T. chipotle powder
1 T. cilantro
2-3 T. red wine vinegar
1 carton grape tomatoes, halved
Boil down tomato ends (at least 4 sour cream containers filled, 80 ounce each). Strain and mash through a colander to save the juice. Throw out the skins. Place the juice in the fridge while you do the rest of the prep.
In blender, combine all ingredients except tomatoes and process until chopped fine.
Usinga5gallonbucket,combinethespicemixtureand all of the tomatoes and blend well. Chill and serve cold.
Participating restaurants in the County Cuisine feature include Art’s Tavern, blu, The Bluebird, Cedar Rustic Inn, Chimoski Bakery, Kerby’s Bar & Grill, La Becasse, Little Traverse Inn, The Manor on Glen Lake, Riverside Inn, Trish’s Dishes and Western Avenue Grill.