Apricot and Cucumber Soup

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Title: Apricot and Cucumber Soup
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Appetizers, Soups, Fruits, Vegetables

Ingredients:

6 oz Dried apricots
1 1/2 pt Vegetable stock
1 Orange, juiced & rind grated
1 md Cucumber
1 md Onion, finely chopped
1 tb Vegetable oil
2 ts Curry powder
Salt & pepper
2 tb Pumpkin seeds, to garnish


Soak the apricots in the stock with the grated orange rind for 2 to 3
hours. Add the orange juice & simemr for 45 minutes.

Cut 8 thin slices from the cucumber & reserve for garnish. Peel &
roughly chop the remainder.

Fry the onion in the oil over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring
once or twice. Stir in the curry powder & chopped cucumber & cook
for 2 minutes.

Puree the apricots with the stock & the cucumber mixture. Return to
the pan & heat gently. Season with salt & pepper.

Serve the soup garnished with floating slices of cucumber topped with
the pumpkin seeds. Black rye bread makes a good accompaniment.

Pamela Westland, "Fruit"

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