May 12, 2013
Bloody Mary Four Ways
The Bloody Mary may be touted as a hangover brunch cure-all, but I honestly just like how it tastes, especially in the summertime. When it comes to making my own, I prefer a bright, fresh tomato flavor with a hit of sriracha to give it a little kick. The flavor profile is so versatile that I thought, why not see what else I can do with it? So I embellished a fresh gazpacho, a shrimp cocktail, and a spicy tomato topping for fresh oysters, all from the same recipe. Bottoms up!
1. Muddle the cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and spices.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice.
3. Garnish with celery stalk.
1. Strain and drizzle the Bloody Mary on top of the oysters.
2. Add sriracha for heat, or a squeeze of lemon for brightness.
1. Blitz everything together in a blender or food processor to desired consistency. For a super-smooth soup, push through a strainer.
2. Garnish with sriracha.
1. Add the bay leaf, lime, garlic, salt and chili powder to a pot filled with 4 quarts of water. Cover and boil for 10 minutes.
2. Add shrimp, cooking 1 1/2 minutes or until bright pink.
3. Transfer shrimp with a slotted spoon into a bowl of ice water. Serve with gazpacho as cocktail sauce.
Photograph: Claire Thomas
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|Ingredients 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves 1 pinch kosher salt 1 pinch cumin 1 pinch celery seed||1 ounce vodka 1/2 teaspoon sriracha 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon pickle or olive brine 1 stalk celery|
|Ingredients 1/2 dozen oysters, shucked||1 Bloody Mary squeeze of lemon (optional)|
|Ingredients 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 6 large tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped, plus more for garnish 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 2 teaspoons sriracha||1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup lime juice 2 tablespoons pickle or olive brine 2 Japanese cucumbers, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 mango, peeled and chopped 2 large cloves garlic, peeled|
|Ingredients 4 quarts water 1 bay leaf 1 lime, halved||1 clove garlic, finely minced 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 lbs shrimp (16 to 18 count), peeled and deveined, tails intact|