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Peach Lemongrass Soup with Creme Fraiche. A chilled soup full of ripe, sweet peach flavor, tangy lemongrass with a dollop of creme fraiche. Refreshing and bursting with flavor! - BoulderLocavore.com

Peach Lemongrass Soup with Creme Fraiche

This unexpected peach soup is heightened by the addition of citrusy-tangy lemongrass and ginger. The flavor of the ripened peaches takes center stage and is complimented by a light addition of cream. It's light, flavorful, using only the natural sweetness of the peaches. Since all peaches are not equally sweet, I recommend tasting the peaches used and if needed add a bit of sugar, agave or honey to the saute phase to ensure the soup meets your sweetness preferences.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peach lemongrass soup, peach soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 1/2 cup servings (2 cups)
Calories 303 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ tablespoon unsalted Butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Lemongrass Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Powder
  • 4 large Peaches , ripe yet firm, peeled, pitted, roughly chopped (they will be pureed later)
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Garnish: Crème Fraiche or Sour Cream

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add the lemongrass powder and ground ginger. Sauté to combine and until aromatic (2-3 minutes).
  3. Add the peaches and continue to sauté over medium heat to fully combine the spices with the peaches and allow the peaches to soften slightly (about 5 minutes). Peaches can be mashed as they cook with a cooking spoon.
  4. Remove from heat. Pour mixture into a blender and puree. Return to the saucepan.
  5. Over very low heat, add the heavy whipping cream and the kosher salt. Stir to fully combine. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Allow to cool to room temperature. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled. Add a small spoonful (teaspoon sized) of crème fraiche to the top of the soup before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Peach Lemongrass Soup with Creme Fraiche
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Potassium 329mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 29.9%
Vitamin C 12.4%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.