Rhubarb, Ginger & Strawberry Soup

My grandma had rhubarbs rising in her backyard and would cook dinner them right into a candy, tangy and sadly fairly stringy soup with numerous little bits in it. I by no means preferred that soup. I used to be solely 11 when she handed away so I don’t bear in mind lots about her. However I do nonetheless keep in mind that soup. How annoying is that!? One of many few recollections you’ve got of an individual is one thing they cooked for you that you simply didn’t like. Eight 12 months outdated David most popular grocery store field carton soups and powder soups that you simply simply added water to. That ungrateful little schmuck.

Since then, I’ve in fact come to my senses and discovered to understand any meals that somebody cooks for me. Even tangy and stringy rhubarb soup. However since I don’t need to threat being remembered for a stringy soup, we provide you with a clean one as a substitute. It’s authorized by eight 12 months outdated David. And his kids.

We made this video for our youtube channel to present how simple it’s.

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We like this soup as a result of it’s so easy and recent and comes collectively in simply over 10 minutes. Only a handful components that you simply simmer, mix, (chill, should you like) and eat. It has a fruity and tangy flavour and a pleasant recent punch from recent ginger. It’s splendid as a weekday dessert, weekend breakfast or on a brunch desk.

The soup begs to be topped with one thing creamy. We used greek yogurt, however mascarpone, whipped cream, ice cream or any dairy free possibility would additionally work. All to your choice.

I’m a licorice fan and was shocked by how properly it matched the flavors when sprinkled on high of this soup. Nonetheless should you don’t like licorice, cardamom or vanilla would even be nice taste additions. We additionally sprinkled some edible flower petals on high as a result of it regarded fairly however chopped pistachios will in all probability style higher and add some crunch 😉

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Rhubarb, Ginger & Strawberry Soup
Serves Eight

Don’t focus an excessive amount of on the precise quantities. You need to use roughly rhubarb, strawberries, dates, water and so forth. All of it is dependent upon how candy or tart the completely different fruit is, how massive the dates are and the way candy taste you need.
We often add vanilla powder to this however it’s so costly in the meanwhile so we left it out. When you have some at house, add it along with the rhubarb within the sauce pan.

5 stalks rhubarb (1/2 kg / 1 lb / 2 cups chopped)
350 – 500 ml / 1 1/2-2 cups chilly filtered water
1 huge chunk recent ginger

1 lime, zest
250 g / 1/2 lb strawberries
Eight-12 comfortable dates

To serve
Yogurt (or mascarpone, whipped cream or ice cream)

Licorice powder 
Edible flowers (or changed with chopped nuts or seeds)

Trim the rhubarb and chop into 1 inch bits. Add to a large sauce pan together with 1 cup filtered water and freshly grated ginger and lime zest. Carry to a boil, flip down the warmth and let simmer till the rhubarb is beginning to dissolve, round 5-Eight minutes.

Pour over right into a blender. Add strawberries, dates and somewhat extra water. Combine till clean. Style and add extra dates, strawberries, lime juice or ginger, if wanted. And extra water should you prefer it thinner. Place within the fridge too cool or serve it heat. Prime with a dollop yogurt and sprinkle with licorice powder and a few dried edible flower petals.

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