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Chilled Spanspek and Coconut Soup Recipe

Melon Coconut Soup Photo : Jackie Cameron

Melon Coconut Soup
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Chilled Spanspek and Coconut Soup with toasted  Pine Kernels, finely sliced Sushi Ginger and fresh Mint Recipe

The aromas from the melon shelf alert and entice me. I allow the fruit’s  natural flavour to develop in my mind and the result is a chilled melon  and coconut soup. A perfect summer starter, complemented with lightly  toasted pine kernels, finely sliced sushi ginger and fresh mint. This  new-age soup has a depth without the kick of richness.

Yields : 4 (about 250ml per person)

Ingredients :

1 medium to large sized Sponspek

1 tin Coconut Milk

20ml Pine Kernels

Sushi Ginger to taste (about 8 pieces of sushi ginger. Supplier: Woolworths, Midland’s mall)

4 Mint Sprigs

Method :

1) Peel and de-seed the spanspek. Liquidise with coconut milk and then strain

2) Serve with roasted pine kernels, finely sliced sushi ginger and fresh mint

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I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
www.hartford.co.za
jackie@hartford.co.za
+27 33 263 2713