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Cucumber Soup

THewat | Jul 21, 201307:00 PM     2

I had a really lovely cold cucumber soup topped with a little salad of watermelon and crabmeat at Casa B in Somerville, MA. I can't remember it well enough to guess what was in it, but it inspired me to try to make a cucumber soup I was excited about at home. So far I've tried these:

http://recipes.simonpearce.com/compon... (heavy on the vinegar for my taste)

http://latavolamarche.blogspot.com/20... (one of my favorites so far, although it more evokes cucumber than tastes like cucumber for me, and I'd go a little light on the red onion next time. I added some of a jalapeño & like the cool / spicy play.)

http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/4153/C... (another of my favorites so far, although all the yogurt made it a little muddy. I'll make the base more like the base above next time around.)

And this chilled cucumber soup from James Beard: http://books.google.com/books?id=MHbS... (I was excited to make a chicken broth based soup, but the end result didn't wow me. It wasn't somehow as clean or fresh as I wanted it to be.)

I've decided that the blender, rather than the food processor, is the way to go for me, no matter what the recipe says.

Anyone have a recipe they love that they're willing to add to my queue? Thanks!

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