Thursday, July 16, 2009

chilled peach soup

This quickly became our favorite on both of our Caribbean cruises!!

3 cardamom seeds*
3 whole cloves
2 pounds peaches, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 cups orange juice
3 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 (8-ounce) container vanilla low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon diced candied ginger
Garnishes: fresh mint sprigs, fresh peach slices

Put cardamom and cloves on a 6-inch square of cheesecloth; tie with string. Bring spice bag, chopped peaches, orange juice, and next 4 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until peach is tender. Remove and discard spice bag; let peach mixture cool. Process peach mixture in batches in a blender or food processor until smooth; stir in yogurt and ginger. Cover and chill; garnish and serve very cold...Yummy!!

*1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom may be substituted; stir in with cinnamon and ginger.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That sounds soo good! Now come over and make it for me.