Chilled Tomato Soup with Shrimp

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Chilled Tomato Soup with Shrimp
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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 16 large shrimp (about 3/4 pound) peeled, deveined and halved lengthwise
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 English cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Grated peel of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • Crusty bread, for serving

Preparation

Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook, turning once, until opaque, about 45 seconds per side. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the shrimp to a plate. Add the cucumber, garlic and lemon peel to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cucumber is almost translucent, about 8 minutes.

Using a food processor, puree the cucumber mixture, tomatoes with their juice and 1/2 cup water until smooth. Transfer to a large container and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate the soup and shrimp separately for 1 hour. To serve, divide the soup among 4 bowls and float 4 shrimp in each. Pass bread around for dunking.