A soup that hails from Canadian Roots…serve very cold…. a sweet base with savory garnishes for that interesting zip!
From the Kitchen of Terri Bergman
Chilled Watermelon Soup…with Zip!
6 pounds watermelon (yellow or red seedless, diced 9-10 cups)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh is best)
1 cup white wine – slightly sweet – we recommend Riesling
(Wine can be substituted with a sparkling sweetened water)
1 tablespoon ginger, freshly, finely diced
8 tsp Feta Cheese (crumbled)
1 tsp Amazing Heat
(1 jalapeno pepper) optional
Sea salt to garnish/taste – fresh mint leaves to garnish
Combine 1 cup of the diced watermelon with mint and sugar in a bowl, set aside. Blend remaining 8 cups watermelon, lemon juice, wine, ginger and Amazing Heat in a blender until smooth – let chill at least 30 minutes or longer. Strain soup; divide among 8 bowls.
Top each with 1/8 cup reserved watermelon mixture, and a teaspoon of feta cheese, and diced jalapeno(optional)…..sea salt to taste. I do suggest a little sprinkle for savory interest.