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

Sauces you can use in this recipe.

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