Friday, July 15, 2011

FFwD - Cold Melon-Berry Soup



Not for the first time, I was hesitant about this week's French Friday with Dorie dish.  Cold fruit soup?  Even in summer, I'd never order this at a restaurant.

Basically, this dish is rockmelon pureed with grated ginger and salt, and topped with rockmelon balls and strawberry - I skipped the mint.
I found the combination of ginger and rockmelon rather strange, and this just wasn't my thing.

Go visit the LYL section of the FFwD website to see what others thought of this recipe.

13 comments:

Cher said...

I think that's the first time I have heard it called a "rockmelon" - cool name.
I had to work through this one a couple of times - who knew that pureed fruit could be so "not simple"?

Elin said...

Your cold melon berry soup looks great. I gave this a miss this friday coz I could not get the cold melon :( Have a great day:)
Elin

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Shame you didn't enjoy it, because it looks pretty enough!

Jennifer said...

Sorry that this wasn't your thing-but your melon soup looks inviting in that martini glass!

jillbert said...

As always, it looks lovely! Too bad you didn't enjoy it.

Lauren Hairston said...

I've had a cold strawberry soup (in Eureka Springs, AR) that was very good, but being no fan of most melons, I don't think this would appeal to me, either! I was halfway tempted because it's so pretty, though.

yummychunklet said...

I like how you served your soup in a martini glass as well! Sorry this wasn't up your alley. It looks great, though!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I don't think I've had many cold fruit soups. I don't know if they would my kind of thing either! :P

Elaine said...

It looks so festive in a martini glass! I skipped the ginger in mine because half of us like ginger and the other half don't care for it at our house.

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The Caked Crusader said...

Shame the flavours didn't excite you as it looks so elegant in that glass.

Kayte said...

So beautiful!

Dressed and Eaten said...

Never had pureed rockmelon. Interesting dessert. Looks great, pity about the taste.