Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Sweetness - Strawberry Soup

photo by Krassy/Flickr
I know, you're going into shock - I've gone from posting sporadically to TWO in ONE day!  What is the world coming to.  Well, there's a story here.  After getting my Anjan review on the way to blogworld, I decided to clean out my files.  I found my long-lost recipe for this luscious, yummy dish - Strawberry Soup.  I haven't made it in a loooooong time because after trying and experimenting on several different variations of this wonderful treat before hitting on THE ONE, I misplaced/filed it away for safe-keeping :)  None of the others I've come across really did it for me so I've pined until today for this little gem. (I'm practicing being dramatic.) 

Anyhoo, since Father's Day is tomorrow and it IS strawberry season, I thought you might want a little extra something special to prepare for Dad or hubby or yourself/ME.  This is a dish best prepared the day before serving so without further ado....the not-so-secret recipe:

Strawberry Soup

5 1/2 cups ripe strawberries
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Port wine
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cardamom
Strawberries and/or mint for garnishing
(dollop of sour cream for garnish if desired as well)

Puree strawberries, sour cream, and sugar together.  Mix wine and water in a saucepan, add pureed mixture.  Heat on low and allow to simmer for 1 or 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and add the cardamom and vanilla.  It's not crucial, but it is best if you allow it to chill overnight so all of the flavors can mingle and set.  When ready to serve, pour into individual bowls and garnish with the extra strawberries, mint, and/or a dollop of sour cream.  Yummy.

So I hope you all enjoy Father's Day with your loved ones and let me know what you think if you get a chance to try this recipe.

photo by Snapzdc/Flickr


  1. The Herbal Husband and I had Strawberry Soup at Caprilands with Adelma Simmons in CT in 1992 for the summer solstice, rose petals on the floor, mugwort wreathes on our heads. It was quite the scene. But back to the soup. Delish! Yours sounds delish as well. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh My. This does look wonderful! I used to have a cold soup that used vanilla ice cream, lemons, buttermilk and it was absolutely the best cold soup I've ever tasted! If only I could find the receipt again...

  3. The soup looks delicious, think I'll try some this week. My favorite recipe is one that uses buttermilk, lemons and ice cream but think I've lost it along the way...drats!

  4. Nancy, that sounds like it was quite the experience. I think that would just add to the enjoyment of the soup!

    Sandra, yours sounds delicious too. If you do come back across it, I'd love to try it. I'm an experimenter (aka mad scientist).

    Thank you both for coming by :)


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