How to make Skordalia - Chilled bread and almond soup.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Bread one day old, Almonds blanched

Cuisine : Greek

Course : Soups

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Greek cooking has an incredibly rich and diverse array of foods and beverages that are a result of literally thousands of years of living, cooking, and eating. Each Greek meal is fresh and inviting, and takes you on a journey through Greece's history.
The cooking methods and basic ingredients have changed little over time. Even the names of certain dishes remain the same. Bread, olives and olive oil, and wine have been the backbone of the Greek diet for many centuries, just as they do today.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Skordalia Recipe

  • Bread one day old 1 loaf

  • Almonds blanched 1 1/4 cups

  • Garlic 4-6 cloves

  • Extra virgin olive oil 2-3 cup

  • Vinegar 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves to garnish

  • Parsley to garnish

Method

Step 1

Remove the crust of the bread and tear the rest into small pieces. Soak them in a in a little water in a bowl. Squeeze the bread and set aside.

Step 2

Process almonds and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the squeezed bread and process until well blended. With the motor running slowly gradually add the olive oil to form a thick paste.

Step 3

Add the vinegar and process again. Season with salt and crushed peppercorns to taste. Transfer into a bowl and chill.

Step 4

Serve garnished with coriander leaves and parsley sprigs.