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Mango, Citrus and Vodka Gazpacho Shots Recipe

 Jonty's Mango, Citrus and Vodka Gazpacho Shots Photo : Nicolson's

Jonty's Mango, Citrus and Vodka Gazpacho Shots
Photo : Nicolson's

Jonty's Mango, Citrus & Vodka
Gazpacho Shots

 Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

For my birthday I have invited family and friends from all corners of the globe to join me at Nicolson’s on Garlington Estate in Hilton. It is one of my favourite restaurants so, if you haven’t been there, I suggest you visit soon. It’s a popular spot, therefore, be warned - booking is essential. Jonty Nicolson, the chef, and his wife, Tanya, are good friends of mine. It was their recently-opened tapas section that struck my fancy and led me to the idea of a Spanish-themed birthday. Without giving too much away - and spoiling the surprise for my guests - I asked Jonty and Tanya to send through recipes for a few of the dishes they will be serving so you can try them at your leisure. They are sufficient for four guests and are all Jonty’s scrumptious creations.

The mango-and-vodka gazpacho makes an interesting ice breaker. However, although tempting, we'll not need too much because most guests know one another. Hopefully this will be the only shooter I'll be having that evening. I have asked my friends to be kind to me.

Base :

Ingredients :

  • 500ml mango Puree
  • 500ml fresh Orange Juice
  • 50ml Olive Oil
  • Vodka to taste (not too strong)

Finely chop :

  • Half Cucumber seeded
  • Half red pepper
  • Half red onion
  • 1 medium jalapeno chilli
  • Half clove garlic
  • Small Bunch parsley
  • Small Bunch coriander leaves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Method :

  • Combine the two and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Sieve and add as much of the pulp as you need for your desired consistency.
  • Season and serve in chilled shot glasses.

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jackie Cameron
Hartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713