Chilled Cucumber Soup
Cold soups are not very popular in the Caribbean, but you might incounter them in fancy restaurants or dinning in a local home. This soup is a must try because it is cooling, delicious, and easy to make. Cucumbers are available everywhere in the Caribbean.
-2 cucumber, deseeded and pealed(leave half the skin on one for a little colour)
-2 cups chicken stock
-1/2 onion, chopped
-1 cup natural yogurt, plus extra to serve
-1/2 cup fresh white breadcrumbs or 2 slices of white bread
-1 tablespoon Iguana XXX Habanero Pepper Sauce
-salt and white pepper to taste
- a dash of dry sherry, to serve fresh mint leaves, to garnish
Blend all the ingredients in food processor until it has the consistency of a gazpacho(creamy chunck). Chill the soup in the freezer for about 30 minutes, so that it is almost icy when served, while you chill yourself with a cold Red Stripe and some Bob Marley CD's. Add the sherry. You can top with a swirl of yogurt and a mint leaf.
Yield: 4 servings Heat Level: Mild