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)
1½ avocadoes
half a lemon
4 oz shrimp
white pepper
sour cream
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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