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How to make Skordalia - Chilled bread and almond soup.

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This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Bread one day old, Almonds blanched

Cuisine : Mediterranean

Course : Soups

Skordalia
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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Select Taste

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.

Also try out these recipes from Mediterranean Cuisine like Sangria, Lemon and Coriander Hummus, Skordalia, Zalabia.

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