Book announcement and a refreshing, light avocado gazpacho for the upcoming hot summer evenings.
Summer with the von Sydow sisters
Earlier this year, when the weather was still gloomy, a new Swedish cook book caught our eye: “Sommar med systrarna von Sydow” with a cover photo of Ebba Kleberg von Sydow and Amy von Sydow Green, looking so delightfully summery and Swedish that we had to take a closer look. Many of you know Ebba as a journalist, blogger, fashion guru and television host of the popular show “Go’kväll” on SVT. Her sister Amy is a physician, and a blogger too, married and living in Philadelphia. We found a recipe from their book that we are passing on; Refreshing avocado gazpacho.
Ingredients for 4 portions:
1 cube chicken bouillon
1 cup water
1 cucumber (English style)
half a lemon
4 oz shrimp
Prepare the bouillon and let it cool.
Peel the cucumber, and cut into small pieces. Peel and cube avocado. Put cucumber and avocado in the cooled bouillon, mix with a hand mixer until you have a smooth soup. Squeeze in the lemon and add spices. Stir and taste.
Add milk if you want a milder taste.
Put in fridge, then serve the gazpacho cold. Garnish with shrimp on toothpicks and sour cream.
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