I have heard of fruit shakes,but never fruit soups.But it seems there are fruit soups which are enjoyed throughout Europe especially the Nordic countries and I thought I too would try out this one from Chef Ingrid Hoffmann found here. I actually thought they would be like shake only and still feel that there is just a thin line between the shake and the soup.
Mango: peeled and chopped :1 cup
Ginger: 1 big piece peeled and chopped
Coconut Milk: 1/4 cup+/- (I used thick milk)
Water: 1/2cup +/-
Lemon Juice: a big squeeze
Cucumebr chopped etc
Blend together mango and ginger to a smooth paste and stir in coconut milk and lemon juice. Chill in atleast an hour for flavours to blend. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Garnish with thickened yogurt/whipped cream and mint leaves. You can also go for gazpacho type garnish with cucumbers and tomatoes and serve it chilled for a hearty summertime entree.
I used thick coconut milk and had to add more water to get to a pourable consistency. But still it was more like smooth soup consistency rather than liquidy shake. But what the heck,enjoy it as anything as long as the taste is good.
Perfect goodbye to the summer king Mango,. I know most of you will be missing the King of Fruits,but a break does a world of good as well. We can move on to other fruits now. I can already see the blue eyed seducer berry making an expensive appearance at the supermarkets. Lets see how we can use it. :)