Monday, April 12, 2010

Chilled cantaloupe mint soup

Kristen wouldn't let me call it cantasoupe, but you and I can pretend I did, ok?

This was a little bit of an ode to this great chilled cantaloupe soup we used to get at an Alsatian restaurant in Decatur. It was maybe not quite up to that high standard but it was awfully good

1 cantaloupe, peeled cut into 2" pieces
Zest of 1 lime + juice of half of the lime
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup of Riesling or other sweet wine (pretty optional I think)

Remove the lime peel with a vegetable peeler in strips. Simmer it with the water, sugar, and mint for 5 minutes (make sure the sugar dissolves). Remove from the heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Strain the liquid. Purée liquid with the cantaloupe in two batches in the blender. Transfer to a bowl, mix in the wine (if desired) and lime juice, and chill for an hour or two.


  1. Would it be pronounced canta-soap?

  2. Haha! Well I think it should normally be pronounced canta-loop ("loupe" like those things jewelers use to look at diamonds)