I celebrated Bastille Day yesterday with what seemed a typical summery, light French meal: chilled soup and an omelet. I would also to call it “my husband is away for work and I get to have breakfast for dinner!”
Today’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was a relatively quick and easy one, if not the easiest one since I joined in February. All it took was cutting up some fruit, pureeing it in the blender, transfer and chilling, adding more fruit, a splash of wine… and done.
I strayed from the exact steps as written by Dorie and pureed the berries with half of the canteloupe and a generous splash of the suggested Muscat wine. I just went in automatic smoothie-making mode the minute I got the blender out and from there it was hard to stop. In addition to all the suggested ingredients, I added half a ripe peach and a generous pinch of salt. After pouring the soup base into a bowl, I carved the little melon balls and placed them in the freezer for about half an hour (as long as I could wait to sit down and eat!).
When I took that first sip, I immediately thought of frozen strawberry margaritas but so much better. All the fruits melded beautifully, and the lime and ginger provided the right amount of zip. The sea salt balanced all the ingredients and gave that margarita feel. I am thinking of making a second batch to freeze into popsicles. It would be the perfect treat in these sweltering temperatures.
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