Monday, June 8, 2009

Chilled Fresh Peach Yogurt Soup

2 lbs ripe peaches, peeled
2 cups peach nectar (Looza is a good brand)
2 tablespoons Meyer lemon simple syrup
1 1/2 cups 0% Greek yogurt
1/2 cup Rose or Riesling wine
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Fresh blueberries and fresh mint leaves for garnish

Place the 2 cups of peach nectar in a small saucepan, bring to a boil. Over medium heat,reduce the nectar by half, about 20 minutes. Cool completely, then chill until ready to use.

Cut the peeled peaches in half and remove pits. Chop into small cubes. Reserve 1/2 cup for garnish,cover and refrigerate. With remaining cubes, puree in a food processor until smooth. Pour the puree into a bowl and stir in the reduced peach nectar, yogurt, lemon simple syrup, ginger and the wine of choice. Blend well. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.

To serve, ladle soup in bowls and garnish with reserved peaches, blueberries and mint leaves.

Makes 4 servings.