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Grilled Shrimp Gazpacho with Fresh Mozzarella-and-Prosciutto Sandwiches

Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Erin Swift
Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Stand time 5 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
This classic soup-and-sandwich combo of Grilled Shrimp Gazpacho with Fresh Mozzarella-and-Prosciutto Sandwiches makes a satisfying yet light dinner after a day at the beach.

Ingredients

  • 12 frozen peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped and divided
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 small tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, cut into long pieces
  • 1/4 small red onion
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 5 thick slices artisan whole grain bread, divided
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 4 prosciutto slices (about 2 ounces)

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°) or heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Combine shrimp, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 garlic clove, and 1/4 teaspoon each kosher salt and black pepper in a bowl. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Grill shrimp, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes or until done; set aside.

  2. Brush tomatoes, bell pepper, and onion with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Grill vegetables 4 to 5 minutes or until charred but not cooked through. Transfer grilled vegetables to a cutting board, and chop into chunks.

  3. Combine cucumber and grilled vegetables in a food processor or blender. Tear 1 bread slice into pieces, and place in food processor. Pour in 1 cup water, and process until finely chopped. Stir in lemon juice and kosher salt and black pepper to taste. Divide soup among 4 bowls; top each with 3 shrimp. (Drizzle soup with additional olive oil before serving, if desired.)

  4. Layer mozzarella and prosciutto evenly between remaining 4 bread slices to make 2 sandwiches. Grill 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until bread is golden and cheese melts. Cut in half. Serve soup with 1/2 sandwich.