|This was so lovely and refreshing…Bon appetit!|
I've been trying to think of what I could say about Cold Cantaloupe Soup. I could say, I wasn't excited about making it..but it's French Friday and you have to broaden your horizons! Because I'm part of a group that steps out of our comfort zones, I decided to step up to the challenge. I'm really glad I did! I guess I never thought of soup as cold and fruity! I really can't think of this as a soup. It's more like a fruit drink with melon balls. The biggest challenge I found with this soup was finding a nice cantaloupe. Dorie said, "buy a cantaloupe that is dead ripe". The melons my store carried were not only not ripe but, kind of sad looking. I went to a second grocery store and found that they also had very sad looking cantaloupes. The prices were high and the quality low, so no one was buying them! Finally, I took a chance and stopped at the farm stand. I know they bring in fruit from out of the area until ours is ready to pick. Voila! A really nice ripe sweet cantaloupe! I happen to love cantaloupe so the taste of this dish was very delightful and refreshing. It was also quite easy to make. I used rasperries from my garden instead of strawerries. And I also added the sweet white wine when I served it. It was a very nice addition. I now have a new summer favorite that I look forward to trying again!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans new cookbook "Around My French Table". Check out how other Doristas did with this recipe here!
|Ready to puree|
|My melon soup and fresh raspberries from my garden|