Chilled Cucumber Soup; Pair with Wise Guy Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc is known for being a light, refreshing white wine; perfect for summer day. And on that summer day the last thing you want to do is spend an hour or more in the kitchen, sweating over a hot stove. You want something quick, something satisfying (without being too filling) and something just as refreshing as that glass of wine. You want Chilled Cucumber Soup with Shrimp and Goat Cheese.
Corvidae Wine Co’s Wise Guy Sauvignon Blanc “…yields striking mineral qualities and flavors of wet stone, peach pit and pear. Aromatics of fresh hay and a lean crisp finish…” It begs to be paired with local fresh vegetables and a light, white seafood; simply seasoned, left to shine in the glory nature gave it. The wine’s crisp finish is softened by the creamy base of the soup and the mineral taste this Sauvignon Blanc is so well known for is heighted by fresh dill and basil from the backyard.
Only 15 minutes to prepare, 2 hours in the fridge and this soup is ready!
4 English cucumbers, skins mostly removed, diced
1 large garlic clove, grated
½ small red onion, diced
4 green onions (whites and greens), diced
1 cup greek yogurt
1 teaspoon ground coriander
Salt/Pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
Zest from 1 lemon
½ lb shrimp of choice (deveined, tails left on)
¼ cup goat cheese
Optional: Challah or Focaccia
- Add cucumber, garlic, onions, yogurt and coriander to a blended and blend until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
- Stir in dill, basil and lemon zest. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours, until completely cool.
- Season shrimp simply with salt and pepper and sauté in a non-stick pan over medium heat until pink all around. (We have a lot of other flavors in this soup, keep the shrimp simple with seasoning!)
- To serve: top soup with a couple pieces of shrimp, crumbled goat cheese and serve alongside some fresh challah or focaccia to round out the meal.
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