Hey It’s Jet Here.
Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our eighteenth participating post!
A few weeks ago, one of our buddies (we think it was the Urban Hounds) wrote a post about watermelon. A few days ago, Mom realized that she needed to cut the cantaloupe sitting on our windowsill.
As her faithful Kitchen K-9s, we insisted on conducting QC (quality control!) Mom finally multitasked and took pictures as we taste tested.
The following recipe caught Mom’s attention enough to add to her database. She has not prepared it yet.
Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Tarragon Syrup
For The Soup
- 1 large ripe cantaloupe (about 4 pounds), seeds and rind removed, cut into chunks, plus thin wedges for garnish
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
- 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- Pinch of coarse salt
For The Syrup
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 sprigs tarragon
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Make the soup: Working in 2 batches, puree cantaloupe, sour cream, honey, lemon juice, and salt in a blender until smooth. Press through a fine sieve into a bowl. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.
Make the syrup: Bring sugar and 3/4 cup water to a boil in a saucepan, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Boil until syrup has reduced to 2/3 cup, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat; add tarragon. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until cold, 1 hour.
Puree syrup, tarragon, and lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use; stir just before serving.
Divide soup among bowls. Drizzle with tarragon syrup; garnish with cantaloupe wedges and tarragon sprigs.
Another great, cantaloupe day.
Hi Jet, I’s tried a little piece of melon..it was scrummy 🙂 Humoms gonna try the recipe..fank your Mommy for postin it…wez loves new food idea’s 🙂
Have a great day
Hugs Mollie xx
Hey Mollie, Hey Alfie, Jet here.
I’m delighted to read that you enjoyed and expanded your palate! Tell Humom to send Mom pictures on her Kitchen Counselor Facebook page! Mom loves to share, she’s the Kitchen Counselor after all! 🙂
As a dog I will skip the soup and stick to the basic melon – we love fruits and veggies at our house but the soup might be good for our mom. Thanks for sharing!
Hey Emma, Jet here. ]
Oh for sure, we just eat the melon, the soup is for the humans!!! 🙂
mmmm. don’t think I wants cold soup but it might be just the thing for a pupsicle – minus the syrup! Let us know iffen you ever makes it!
Hey Kirby, Jet here.
Pupsicle? now you’re talking my language!!! Will do. You too! You can always post pictures on Mom’s Kitchen Counselor FB page!!!
We are so honored to be mentioned in your bog. That soup looks amazing, one of my favorite soups is chilled peach soup, my mom made it when I was a kid. This soup looks similarly amazing!
Hey Urban Hounds, Jet here. Hi Miss Kate.
Smiling… Our absolute pleasure!
ooohhh… that sounds good Miss Kate… if you feel comfortable sharing the recipe, Mom will save in data base.
Feel free to send in any pictures to her Kitchen Counselor FB page!!
Hi sweet Jetty – HOORAY I just love seeing pics of you and the beautiful JJ! Just love your sweet faces enjoying some yummy melon, Rex and Cassie love melon also, Barkley not so much!
sending fruity goodnight hugs and kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel and Pluffy
Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.
Awww shucks Miss Wendy, thanks for your compliments. Our faces would enjoy seeing you again! You give the BEST hugs!
Wow, maybe JJ and I should have a chat with Barkley to let him know what he’s missing!
Sending cantaloupe Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley xoxoxoxoxo
would you like to share
Benny & Lily
Hey Benny, Hey Lily, Jet here.
Mom loves to prepare food and she LOVES California! She said JJ and I would love it to… what time’s dinner???
Oh, well that sounds amazing. I like melon an awful lot and so does the Mama. Melon soup sounds divine!
Hey Kol, Hey Felix, Jet here. Hi Miss Jodi.
Yippee, glad we selected an ingredient you all can enjoy! 🙂
Melon is nom nom nommy 🙂
Hey Misaki, Jet here.
I could not agree more! 🙂
That sounds yummy! Can you please give me the address to your cooking website again? 🙂
Hey brown dawgs, Jet here. Hi Miss Linda.
Thanks so much. Mom’s Kitchen Counselor info can be found at http://www.thekitchencounselor.com. We invite you to sign up for her 2x/month newsletter, and you can use the buttons to visit her social media! 🙂 On her behalf, JJ and I,her loyal Kitchen K-9s thank you for your support!
Wish I could try it but I know my hubby would refuse to touch it and, with a general dislike for kitchens, I am certainly not cooking up two meals.
Hey Litchi, Jet here. Hi Miss Susan.
My Nana, (Mom’s Mom) used to make different meal elements in Mom’s house, so she grew up with that practice. Mom continued the same to a degree with my human sister, Rachel. Now she feels more like you!
Hey, Jet! That sounds really good–is it just for humans or can doggies eat it, too?
Hey Desmond, Jet here. Hi Miss Lauren.
Mom recommends keeping the melon tidbits for Desmond and the recipe results for the humans!!! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the recipe… visit on tuesdays for more info from Mom, The Kitchen Counselor, and JJ and I, her loyal Kitchen K-9s! 🙂
…mmmmm…Mom is not chef…but she writing this one down…she thinks she can do it!! paw pats, Savannah
Hey Savannah, Jetty here. Hi Miss Linda.
Savvy, (whispering in ear), I think you can teach Miss Linda some of your new found confidence. We here at Casa Jet KNOW she can do it. She’s super smart… like Mom says… what’s the worst that can happen? You throw it out and order pizza! 🙂