This surprisingly easy gazpacho recipe from Michelin star winning chef Matthew Tomkinson is the taste of British summer in a bowl. Delicate cucumber combined with horseradish, apple and crab will transport you to a balmy day by the sea in an instant. This is a delightful seafood recipe to prepare for your next garden party


To make the pickled radish, use a 2cm piece of peeled white radish (mooli or daikon) and thinly sliced from the thick end
Bring the vinegar and water to the boil and add the sugar to taste. Allow to cool, then pour it over the radish slices. Coat well and leave for an hour or so to pickle
For the gazpacho, start by removing the seeds of the cucumber and roughly chopping. Peel and grate the horseradish and then place the cucumber, fresh and creamed horseradish, vegetable stock, basil, chives and chervil in a food processor and blend until very smooth. Mix in the mascarpone and then pass through a fine sieve. Season with salt and chill until very cold
To make the crab salad, combine all of the white crab meat with the chervil, dill, chives, deseeded cucumber and apple. Bind with some of the mayonnaise and add a little of the brown crabmeat to boost the flavour but take care not to allow the mixture to become too sloppy. Add lemon juice and salt to taste
VideoVideo: Remove meat from a crab
To serve, place a drained radish slice in a chilled bowl and top with some of the crabmeat mixture. Place another disc on top and finish with some of the baby herbs. Pour the chilled soup around and serve immediately
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  1. Food processor or blender

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This gazpacho recipe by Matthew Tomkinson uses chilled cucumber and horseradish and is paired with a crab salad and pickled white radish