Tomatillo
Green Gazpacho
Serves: 8

Ingredients:

3lbs.Heirloom Tomatoes - washed and stemmed
1stalkLemongrass
2European Cucumbers
2Anaheim chilies - seeded, cored and diced
6Tomatillos - cored, peeled and diced
1/2oz.dried smoked tomatoes
2Tbs.Champagne vinegar
1Tbs.Sherry wine vinegar
1Tbs.Lime juice
1Tbs.Sugar
1Avocado
1/4cupchives - diced
1/4cupcilantro - chopped
1/4cupflatleaf parsley - chopped
1bunchscallions

Smoked salt, cracked black pepper - to taste

Procedure:
24 hours in advance - combine tomatoes and lemongrass in a blender and puree. Strain through a chinois overnight and reserve the liquid. Combine cucumbers, shiles, tomatillos, dried smoked tomatoes, vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper and marinate overnight.

On the day of service, combine the marinated vegetables, avocado, herbs, scallions and tomato water in a blender and puree, Season and garnish with a slice of avocado.