Chilled Blueberry Soup
Adding extra lemon juice in step two will give the soup more tartness. Serve it thoroughly chilled, accompanied by tuiles, biscotti, or other crisp cookies. The berries' mild flavor is enhanced by fruity wine in a dessert soup; buttermilk adds a tang along with a swirl of elegance.Return to Healthy Blueberry Menu.
- Yield: Serves 6
Photography: Antonis Achilleos
Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2003
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 3/4 cups blueberries (about 1 1/2 pounds) picked over and rinsed
- 3/4 cup sweet white wine such as Sauternes, Riesling, or Gewurztraminer
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar with 2 cups water; bring to a boil over high heat. Add blueberries, wine, and lemon zest; return to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until blueberries begin to burst, about 3 minutes.
Pass mixture through a food mill or a fine sieve into a large bowl, discarding solids. Stir lemon juice into strained liquid. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until completely chilled, about 1 1/2 hours.
Divide soup among six bowls. Swirl about 2 tablespoons buttermilk into each bowl, and serve immediately.