C.M. Redding is back this week, Forking for the New Year. Here's his recipe for champagne soup:
Champagne Soup Aperitif
Note: the recipe is per serving, so adjust accordingly -- you might need more cantaloupe if you're serving more than 2 people, for example)
Bottle of champagne, Brut or Extra Dry (sweeter)
Bunch of mint
Line the bowls up in assembly line fashion, and into each place:
6-10 melon balls
1/2 cup champagne
2 tbsp O.J.
1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
½ tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
½ a fresh jalapeno squeezed in a garlic press - careful only 4-5 drops
1 sprig of mint
Pinch of salt to taste
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The beauty of this concoction is you can add more of whatever you want, to taste. For example, add more jalapeno for a more spicy soup. I always recommend more champagne.
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