Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Arrr - back to ARF we be! Chilled Cherry-Plum Soup

Avast! 'Tis Talk Like a Pirate Day. Avast ye scurvy dogs! Wait, hold on. We can't be scurvy dogs - we're celebrating ARF!

I'm so glad to be back regularly posting, and especially joining in Sweetnick's ARF roundup (so nice, we'll share it twice). I am also glad I get to share my ultimate favorite soup.

It's very strange to call this recipe my ultimate favorite soup. I only discovered it a couple months ago! But, I fell in love on first taste, and I can't help but want to make it over and over again. The recipe is simple, sweet, rich, colorful, and most of all, filling and healthy! I love this soup, and I wish the weather would be warm year round, and the plums cheap, so I could make it every week.

One more addition to my posts - a picture! Yay! Gotta practice to get better, but at least it's a start!

* Exported from MasterCook *

Chilled Cherry-Plum Soup

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Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/2 pounds plums
3 cups frozen unsweetened cherres -- (1 pound fresh)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated ginger root
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey -- 1 to 2 tablespoons, to taste
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 cups nonfat yogurt -- or buttermilk

Pit and coarsely chop the plums. Place them in a medium-sized saucepan with the cherries, salt, and orange juice. Heat to boiling, turn heat down, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.

Stir in ginger and mustard. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove from heat; stir in honey and orange rind. Cool to room temperature, then puree until smooth in a blender or food processor. Transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid, and chill until very cold.

Whisk in the yogurt or buttermilk just before serving. Top each bowlful with a swirl of buttermilk, a scattering of fresh mint, and a few kiwi slices.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 179 Calories; 1g Fat (6.0% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 169mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 2 Fruit; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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