Friday, 5 August 2011

Cold Avocado soup

I love this one too!
As many avocadoes as you have to hand
some chicken stock
a clove of garlic.Greek yoghurt
Juice of a lemon

Put all these ingredients in the processor, and blitz,adding salt and pepper to taste,
Add the lemon juice ,more if you think it needs it
If you use home made stock, it will often make the soup thicker than if you used a stock cube.

Hot weather cooking.

Toeday it's really hot, so i want to keep things simple.
I have a huge cucumber in the fridge, and so i am making a cold soup, trying to remember the recpie when i
had it with friends.

1 large cucumber, peeled ,but not de seeded
1 stick of lemon grass.grated
1 red chilli(not too fierce!)cut in half  ,or none if it's not your thing.
Piece of fresh ginger grated
mint, basil,and coriander ,small handful of each.
1 tinnof coconut milk
1 pot of plain yoghurt
Juice of 1 lime,and a little zest for garnishing.

Roughly chop the cucumber, salt it, and put with  all the other ingredients together, and leave in a covered bowl in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
Then blitz it all in the processor with the coconut milk, and the yoghurt.and lime juice, then  add salt and white pepper to taste.
Sieve ,if you want it without bits, but I liked it with a little character.
To serve ,dribble a little Sesame oil on the top ,and some thin slices of cucumber if desired.
It seemed to be even nicer a day later.