Sunday, June 27, 2010

Blackberry Merlot Chilled Soup Recipe

A wonderful chilled soup. Here is a delightful first start of the summer's delicious soup recipes. Berries in abundance this time of the year makes this kind of soup so special and a usual must be on "the list" to make for me. I always look forward to berry season.

Creamy, cool and refreshing. With a dollop of sweet whipped cream on top or sour cream a perfect topping. Such a pretty starter for an meal, when eating in hot weather.
3 cups blackberries
1 cup Merlot wine
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water

Place blackberries, water, wine, lemon juice, and sugar in large pot.
Bring to a boil, then turn down the burner to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
Turn the burner off and allow mixture to cool.
Once the mixture is cooled, place it in a food processor and mix well.
Strain processed liquid through a strainer, mashing the pulp through the strainer with the back of a large metal spoon.
Return the strained liquid to the pot and add 1/2 tablespoon of corn starch dissolved in 2 tablespoons of cold water.
Cook until thickens a little to your liking
Return the mixture to the food processor and add whipping cream and orange zest.
Chill overnight.
Serve cold with a dollop of whipped or sour cream and mint sprig.

34 comments:

penny aka jeroxie said...

I have never made dessert with wine before. This looks like a nice summer dessert.

Katty's Kitchen said...

Claudia, this is gorgeous! I am totally trying this if I can find more free black raspberries this week. :) Fab!!!

Frank said...

The merlot must give this a lovely flavor. Gotta try it!

Stella said...

Nice! I love the idea of a blackberry chilled soup. I really need to jump onto the chilled soup bandwagon-it's getting hot!

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

I agree that it is a complete cruise ship soup - I did have something similar. Yours looks fantastic!

Nicole said...

I love how cool and refreshing this looks. I can imagine this would be so perfect for the hot summer days and nights we've been having!

alison said...

looks fantastic!a real delight,the pics are perfect!

Trix said...

Oh wow, I am SO hot right now, looking at this soup cools me off. How neat to add wine to it (you know I love that touch, my dear!)

Belinda @zomppa said...

Almost too pretty to eat. Never tried berry soup before.

Drick said...

this is such a classic, a great starter, one similar to one grandmother served long ago made with wine - just delightful

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a treat this is with wine in it! I love it!

Sweet and Savory said...

This is perfect for the weather of the season. On a hot evening, I can imagine, sitting down to this soup and being happy and cooler.

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

What a beautiful soup, simply lovely!!

Claudia said...

This entices - so pretty - made with such divine ingredients and I love everything in it. I could get a crowd at a dinner table with this soup as a starter!

the lacquer spoon said...

How beautiful! The colour is soothing me and just right for this season :)

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

What a great use of blackberries! It so pretty!

baking.serendipity said...

Yum! This is so pretty and looks delicious. There aren't enough chilled soups out there, I'm pretty sure!

Bridgett said...

I have a load of blackberries from my little bush that decided to bless me with loads of fruit and now I have the perfect recipe for them. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing this.

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks gorgeous! Didn't know the merlot could be used to make a dessert like this..simply gorgeous.

I Sicilian said...

Looks so refreshing, just what's needed during these hot months

Mother Rimmy said...

This is a must try. What a beautiful summer soup. So elegant!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Wonderful soup. Fantastic photos as well.

Cheers!

Rick said...

Chilled soup is perfect for the summer. I always used to get strawberry soup in Disney World. Black berries and Merlot have a more sophisticated feel to it. It looks wonderful!

Firefly@fireflyblog.org said...

That looks so good! :) adding it to my favorites! visiting you from Foodbuzz!

Magic of Spice said...

Gorgeous!

Patricia Turo said...

Love the color and nice to have something different for dessert.

JillyAn said...

that looks and sounds amazing Claudia. I will absolutely be making this!

citronetvanille said...

I adore fruit soups, I just made one with peaches! lovely lovely soup, looks refreshing, and the color is simply gorgeous! that is my kind of treat!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

This is not only out of the box Claudia, it's stunningly beautiful and so refreshing! I LOVE it!

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

What a gorgeous and delicious soup, yummy!! :)

Lizzy said...

Oh, this would be a stunning starter for a dinner party! YUM!

createwithmom said...

colourful looking soup lovely presentation

Erin said...

What a pretty color! Blackberries and wine are a great combination

Hester Casey said...

This is lovely. Such a great colour and I love the idea of using a red wine in dessert. So seasonal too with the blackberries just ripening. Yum!