The Hunger Games; Catching Fire; Raspberry Soup Swirled With Mint Cream

The Hunger Games; Catching Fire; Raspberry Soup Swirled With Mint Cream

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“A frothy pink soup dotted with raspberries.”

-The Hunger Games; Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

I was fascinated by the Hunger Games party scene at President Snow's mansion in Catching Fire (nightsky for a ceiling? uh-mazing) and the end result of this fascination? A free unofficial Hunger Games party planner based on this scene. You can download the planner on the blog here --> http://brytontaylor.com/food-in-literature/2013/11/host-hunger-games-catching-fire-capitol-party-planner.html. With summer practically here, this raspberry soup, a recipe found in the planner, is currently my favourite.

The Hunger Games; Catching Fire; Raspberry Soup Swirled with Mint Cream
 
Author: Bryton Taylor
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 4 appetizers
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sour cream

    Mint Cream Ingredients
  • 4-6 mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream
Instructions
Mix all ingredients except the sour cream in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until simmering. Lower heat and add sour cream. Blend with hand held blender. Remove from heat and refrigerate for 2 hours. If you want the soup to be frothy, blend again before serving.
 
Mint Cream Instructions
Place cream in saucepan over low heat. Stir in torn mint leaves. Let the cream warm, but don’t let it boil. Remove from stove. Use a pipette to neatly create a swirl of this mint cream in the soup. Dot with raspberries and serve.
 

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