Late Summer Dinner Ideas - Roasted Gazpacho with Shrimp and Corn

Guys, we're in the final throngs of summer. School is starting to ramp up--and while I am not of school age nor do I have children, I'm noticing the telltale signs of increased traffic during my morning commute. Meaning, children are being dropped off, and those who work at the many colleges in the area are making similar commutes.

The heat isn't letting up any time soon, though!

Around this time, when I lived in Massachusetts, I'd start getting super sad. I love fall, but hate winter, so it was always very hard to deal with the end of lovely, warm weather.

BUT NOW I LIVE IN AUSTIN! So it won't get brisk until late November, and won't get COLD pretty much ever.

While it's still hot in your neck of the woods, this roasted gazpacho is a great light summer dinner. It does require some roasting, so late summer is the perfect time to make it, as you won't be in the high heat of mid-summer turning on the stove.

Roasted Gazpacho
4 large plum tomatoes
1 garlic bulb, top trimmed off
1 red pepper
1 jalapeno
1 cup corn
1 cup spicy V8 juice
1/2 cup small cooked shrimp
2 tbsp hot sauce
2 green onions, for garnish
salt and pepper, to taste

-Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

-On a well-greased pan, lay out the veggies (minus the corn) and drizzle with oil. Bake until blistered, about 20 minutes or until dark black spots are seen on them. Let cool to room temp, then peel and seed all of the vegetables.
*Tip: roast the garlic in its own foil pouch, drizzled with olive oil, until soft and fragrant.

-In a hot, nonstick skillet over high heat, toast the corn until blistered.

-In a blender, combine all the veggies, the V8, and half of the corn. Add hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste.

-Serve chilled and top with remaining ingredients.


  1. I am very allergic to shellfish but this looks so yummy!!

  2. Oh, I love gazpacho - it's such a nice and easy meal. Never thought of having it with corn and shrimp.

  3. This looks delicious! Looks so easy to make. I have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

  4. This looks really good! I'll have to give it a try!


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