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Pearl Onion With Tomato Gazpacho Emulsion and Black Olive Bread

Once plated, this tasty dish will impress any guest

This recipe looks, tastes, and even smells delicious.

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For the black olive bread:

  • 400 Grams black olive, puréed
  • 1/4 Liter olive oil
  • 126 Grams butter
  • 50 Grams granulated sugar
  • 5 whole eggs
  • 460 Grams all-purpose flour
  • 45 Grams baking soda

For the tomato gazpacho emulsion:

  • 3 or 4 plum tomatoes
  • 3 Ounces peeled and seeded cucumber
  • 1/8 green pepper
  • 1 Ounce sherry vinegar
  • 2 Ounces extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 pickled red pearl onions, sliced


For the black olive bread:

In a large bowl, mix oil with olive purée.

Heat sugar for a minute in microwave and mix with puréeand oil.

Add eggs one by one, making sure they are well incorporated.

In a separate bowl, cream sugar with butter. Add that mix to purée.

In 3 parts, add dry items to liquid mix.  Reserve.

Line loaf pan with parchment paper and coat with olive oil, then add mix.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool and cut in ten rectangles that are 1 1/2” wide and 3” long by 1/4” thick. Reserve.

For the tomato gazpacho emulsion:

Add all ingredients in a blender except the extra virgin olive oil. Blend and slowly add in extra virgin olive oil. Strain mixture and let cool overnight or for 4 to 6 hours. Place in pastry bags.

To plate:

Place black olive bread on plate. Pipe dollops of tomato gazpacho emulsion on top of bread until fully covered. Then place another layer of black olive bread and pip one line of tomato gazpacho emulsion in the center length wise.  Place slices of pickled pearl onion on top of line of tomato gazpacho emulsion. Decorate with your choice of greens.