It’s July and it’s hot where I live. Is it hot where you are too? Well when it’s hot its time to consider a few changes to your culinary habits.
So I have a simple summer soup for you. Cold Spicy Cucumber Soup with Poached Shrimp. It’s a great summer starter or even a light meal all on its own. You see there is no hanging over a hot stove involved. In fact if you can boil water and count to 60, you can make this soup. I am serious this soup only requires 1 minute of actual cooking.
Because it’s not much more than a spiced splash of cucumber juice serving as a bright green pool for the simply poached shrimp to swim in. The colors are so vivid. See– don’t you feel a bit cooler already?
However there is more to a summer soup than merely chilling something flavorful. Summer soups have a whole psychology about them that must be considered when choosing how to prepare one. Because when it’s hot out a bit of spice on the tongue tricks the brain into thinking its cooler than it really is. I don’t know how and I don’t know why. But I promise you its true.