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Thursday, March 19, 2009

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ell these are more like highballs, asparagus, cucumber highballs that is. Last night, right before falling asleep and wondering what to do with asparagus and cucumbers, I came up with the idea of putting the soup in a cucumber 'glass'. You see, I have been noticing so many delicious cold soups lately both around the city and around the web that I wanted to make some too. Asparagus are all over the place right now so asparagus have to be part of the mix. I scooped out the cucumber and left a shell for the 'glass' the scooped cucumber went into the blender with some asparagus stems -saving the tips for garnish. Making up recipes based on flavor pairings can be easy (strawberries and cream) and most often it can be difficult (curried raisins), in this case it is a little complicated. Should I make it a spicy sweet soup or a mild and savory soup that refreshes?





Cool curry cucumber soup.

31 comments:

buffalodick said...

Frickin' beautiful.. Whoda thunk that one up, but you!

Maggie said...

Interesting combination! I can imagine the curry and cucumber but not the asparagus in with those two. Is there dairy in the soup?

doggybloggy said...

buff: thanks bud...

maggie: no, I used silken tofu to get a creamy texture - I wanted to make something with avocado but my avocados are like hardballs - you taste the cucumber and the curry but the asparagus gets a little lost...

snugs said...

I had a typo so I had to delete my comment, I know how it bothers you so..the soup, creativity, combination is very impressive!

Harmony said...

Absolutely genius...you mad scientist, you!


Took a small break from the blog world...but I am back now.

doggybloggy said...

snugs: does this make me 'anal retentive' or anal expressive'

harmony: well then welcome back, I did notice you were missing..

Michelle said...

great idea! I think I'll use it with smoothies when the weather gets a bit warmer...freeze the cukes a little...very inspirational indeed!

Selba said...

Wow.. I would love to have a sip on it :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Very delightful! I love the cucumber glasses.

TavoLini said...

wow--I was floored by the color in that first photo.

My favorite soup is one that I have never replicated. It was a hot cucumber soup made by a bar randomly called Bronx Bar on 2nd Ave in Detroit (circa 2000). Your soup is similar--yet chilled? You mentioned curries, asparagus and cucumbers...I'm won over!

Your presentation is on point. So, it was excellent?

TavoLini said...

(how about the asparagus pee factor? is it apparent?)

doggybloggy said...

michelle: frozen....good idea

selba: sip or slurp?

5 star: utensils....

tavolini: huh? my pee? I eat so much crapatonia that if my pee isnt yellow I think I am drinking too much water...

Anette said...

Very elegant indeed! And it looks so refreshing, I can truly picture myself 4-5 months from now, under my cherry tree, avoiding the hot sun (she said optimostically) nibbling absently on the asparagus and sipping that soup!

Belle said...

I just made a creamy avo soup. I have them in abundance, saw the recipe and decided to try it. It was delicious. I have two bunches of asparagus - I'm going to make your soup tonight. It sounds amazing. I don't have any tofu - do you think I should substitute cream, or just leave it out?

doggybloggy said...

anette: I think you are living in the same fantasy world as me...

belle: you can substitute heavy cream, or cottage cheese and even sour cream

Spin said...

You are so Cleaver Doggy!

Jill said...

I'd love a recipe, but I know you don't post them dammit!

Beth said...

I love the cucumber glass! great idea Dog. and I've seen some BEAUTIFUL asparagus...but what does it taste like? do I just steam it?

Mo Diva said...

that is a beautiful presentation! and it looks as good as it sounds!
YUM!

doggybloggy said...

spin: it has its drawbacks - my head swells so much I cant fit into any hats...

jill: I will write the recipe especially for you...

beth: lets see how do I describe the taste of grass and make it sound good....hmmmmmm - yup steam or saute in butter and then pour hollandaise over....

mo: it is so refreshing...

The Blonde Duck said...

I like the little red specks!

Donna-FFW said...

I do bow to your creativity! Must be nice to have such culinary imagination..This I would like to try.

Gustad said...

doggy,
you commented on my food blog at least once before. i wanted to let you know its back, sorry for the long period of nothingness
-gustad

The Diva on a Diet said...

Absolutely stunning, doggy. Just gorgeous!

Personally, I'd opt for spicy but you've presented it so beautifully it doesn't much matter. :)

doggybloggy said...

TBD: the little red specks added a nice sweet pepper crunch

donna: thanks a lot and do try it and let me know what you think

gustad: hey there, welcome back and I did go check out the hydroponics

diva: thanks diva and it is a little on the spicy side - I use hot curry...

The Duo Dishes said...

Cool cukes and spicy, smokey curry is a nice pair. They should get married.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Yum, that sounds ... dare I say it? ... just right.

Just telling it like it is said...

Simply beautiful...

Tanya Kristine said...

dude. you are sexy...drop-dead sexy.

(sorry banana)

starrlife said...

How cool is that?

lisaiscooking said...

The curry sounds great! Great looking cups too.

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