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Adapted from a 'Better Homes and Gardens' recipe that I found online. There are just so many Chilled Cucumber Soups on Zaar but - from my searches - none that seemed quite like this one which I'm posting for safe-keeping as well as for others who might like to try it. I love the fact that this is basically a potato and leek soup - with cucumbers and prawns poached in champage! YUM! :) The only additions I've made are garlic (I just cannot contemplate prawns without garlic!) and the dill or parsley for garnish. The photograph accompanying the original recipe suggested that small shrimps had been used and rather more than the 12 specified in the ingredients list which explains why in the directions there is mention in step 3 of dividing "most of the prawns" between 4 bowls, then adding "the remaining" prawns once the soup had been ladled into the bowls! 12 prawns between 4 bowls hardly allows for "most of..." and "remaining..." Obviously, this recipe could be made with small shrimps and with a larger number than 12. Several shrimps on top of each soup bowl would certainly make for more attractive presentation.
Units: US | Metric
Serving Size: 1 (844 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4