Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Spicy Glazed Shrimp - #soupswappers

Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Spicy Glazed Shrimp - #soupswappers

What started off looking like this.....

due to a blender that broke at the bottom and wasn't discovered until I poured....  turned out like this and was an absolutely wonderful soup!

Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Spicy Glazed Shrimp...Chilled

adapted from Food and Wine

Ingredients

  • 1 large European cucumber, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 2 Haas avocados, peeled, pitted and quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice, divided
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 3/4 pound large shrimp, shelled (keep the shells)
  • 1 small carrot, thinly sliced in coins
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 6 mint leaves, chopped
Read the whole recipe on A Spoonful of Thyme