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Old 08-06-2009, 01:48 PM   #1
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Cream of Cucumber Soup

Many years ago, when I lived near Los Angeles, there was a restaurant (don't ask me the name) that served cold cream of cucumber soup in a double bowl - the soup bowl within a larger, crushed ice filled bowl. I was so taken by this delicious soup that I nearly pleaded with the chef for the recipe. I have since lost that recipe (somewhere during 3 moves and 2 divorces), but as I recall, it was simple. I know there are lots of cucumber soup recipes on the internet, but was simpler than most of those... I think.

What it did have was:
(3) peeled and deseeded large cucumbers
Vegetable or chicken stock
cream
salt and pepper
sour cream for a dollop/garnish on top

...and that's all I remember about it. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

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Old 08-06-2009, 02:12 PM   #2
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It does not sound familiar to me, but it sounds delicious and refreshing.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:36 PM   #3
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puree... sounds about right
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:22 PM   #4
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Many years ago, when I lived near Los Angeles, there was a restaurant (don't ask me the name) that served cold cream of cucumber soup in a double bowl - the soup bowl within a larger, crushed ice filled bowl. I was so taken by this delicious soup that I nearly pleaded with the chef for the recipe. I have since lost that recipe (somewhere during 3 moves and 2 divorces), but as I recall, it was simple. I know there are lots of cucumber soup recipes on the internet, but was simpler than most of those... I think.

What it did have was:
(3) peeled and deseeded large cucumbers
Vegetable or chicken stock
cream
salt and pepper
sour cream for a dollop/garnish on top

...and that's all I remember about it. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
I took a peek and found several that sound wonderful here is the one I liked best, another has some potato added.

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Old 08-06-2009, 07:04 PM   #5
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I took a peek and found several that sound wonderful here is the one I liked best, another has some potato added.
Kadesma, you found it! Thank you! Except for the mint leaves (my recipe called for sour cream) everything else was as I now remember, thanks to you... the onion and butter... cooking until tender. It's a wonderful soup and a classy addition to any social gathering.
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Kadesma, you found it! Thank you! Except for the mint leaves (my recipe called for sour cream) everything else was as I now remember, thanks to you... the onion and butter... cooking until tender. It's a wonderful soup and a classy addition to any social gathering.
Great, glad I could help..Will be trying it myself.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:04 PM   #7
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Yes, I remember the restaurant and that specific soup. It was wonderful! I also believe you have the list of ingredients correct, but don't forget the dollop of sour cream in the middle.

I've been looking for a set of those bowls for years, but I've never been able to find them.
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Hi, Selkie! Good to see you again. I tuned in today to see the last minute of cucumber soup being made by the barefoot contessa. Sounded interesting. How are you!!!?
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Selkie!!! So nice to see you again!!!
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Selkie has resurfaced! Yay!
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