And here come the Strawberries
It is February in Florida and do you know what that means? Strawberries! Beautiful fresh local Strawberries are now in the markets and grocery stores. Our local strawberries come from just about an hour up the road in Plant City. You should see those beautiful fields during February! Better yet, you should taste those fresh strawberries. What a perfect time to make some Chilled Strawberry Soup.
I’ll take a half of a flat; who are we kidding give me a couple flats
Sometimes, my eyes are bigger than my “to do” list. My most recent trip to the market for a few quarts didn’t go as planned. I came home with a couple flats of fresh strawberries. I made strawberry short cake, strawberry jam and several other strawberry flavored recipes. However, the flats of strawberries seemed to never end. Strawberries were everywhere! So, I went on a recipe search to find some new strawberry inspired recipes and found a recipe for “Strawberry Soup”.
Strawberry Soup, you say?
I collect cookbooks and especially love old cookbooks. One of my latest finds, The Original Tennessee Homecoming Cookbook by Daisy King, contained a recipe for Strawberry Soup. I browsed thru the ingredients: strawberries, sour cream, honey, water and red wine. Check, Check and double check, I had all the ingredients. Strawberry Soup was about to be!
RED, RED Wine…
This recipe call for dry red wine. Our wine of the month had just arrived and contained a yummy Heritage Red Blend from Viansa. The Heritage Red Blend was perfect for this recipe because it contains cherry, plum, blackberry and raspberry flavors and is a heartier wine. My bet is that any good hearty red would work in this recipe.
NO Strawberry SOUP FOR YOU?
Sorry, a Seinfeld flash back. Alright, let’s get back to our recipe. Strawberry soup comes together quickly. I did modify the original recipe by increasing the amount of strawberries and sour cream and reduced the amount of water. I preferred the mixture a little thicker than what the original recipe produced.
All the ingredients go into the blender. From here, you blend the mixture well, do not strain and chill for 2 to 3 hours. When you are ready to serve, fill your wine glass or dessert bowl with the chilled mixture add a little drop of sour cream and garnish with a strawberry!
There you go! Strawberry Soup for You…
Chilled Strawberry SoupPrint Recipe
- 2 Cups of Fresh Strawberries
- ¼ Cup of Honey
- ½ Cup of Sour Cream
- ½ Cup of Cold Water
- ½ Cup of Red Wine
Cap and slice the strawberries and put them in a blender
Add Honey, Sour Cream, Water and Wine
Blend all ingredients together. Do not strain.
Chill mixture for 2 to 3 hours.
Serve in wine glasses or dessert bowls.
Garnish with a scoop of sour cream cheese and a strawberry on the glass.
Recipe Adapted from The Original Tennessee Homecoming Cookbook by Daisy King.