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Cucumber Soup

Ingredients
  Cucumber 1 Large, peeled, seeded and chopped
  Chicken stock 1 Pint
  Onion 1 Small, peeled and chopped
For finishing
  Soured cream 1⁄4 Pint
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground white pepper To Taste
  Freshly chopped mint 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In a saucepan, place cucumber, stock and onion, and bring to boil.
2) Put the lid on and simmer for 10 minutes or until cucumber is soft.
3) Remove for heat and allow to cool.

FINALIZING
4) In an electric blender place the cucumber mixture and process to a smooth puree.
5) Cool the mixture, cover and refrigerate until chilled
6) Season to taste and add soured cream, mix well.
7) If you wish to freeze the dish, then do so at this stage. Pour the cooled cucumber mixture without sour cream into a rigid container.
8) Seal, label and freeze the container.

SERVING
9) Serve chilled garnished with mint.
10) If using frozen cucumber mixture thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then add the sour cream.
11) Serve as mentioned in step 9.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Soup
Occasion: 
Thanksgiving
Ingredient: 
Cucumber
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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