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    RADISH SOUP
    from "Soup, A Way of Life" by Barbara Kafka

    Radishes, it seems to me, are a sadly neglected ingredient. They show up on our plates mainly raw on their own or as an ingredient in salads. Cooked, they have a mild spiciness and, when treated with a little vinegar, a charming pink color. This soup is also good cold, but in that case, it must be made ahead and refrigerated.

    Makes 4 cups (1 L) Hot, 5 cups (1.25 L) Cold with Cucumber and Yogurt; 4 First-Course Servings
    INGREDIENTS (CLICK TO BUY)

    3/4 pound red radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced across
    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    10 ounces mashing potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
    2 1/2 cups basic chicken stock
    3 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced across
    Kosher salt, to taste
    Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    For Cold Radish Soup With Cucumber:
    1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
    1/2 cup yogurt, optional

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    PREPARATION

    Toss 2 1/4 cups of the radish slices with the vinegar.
    In a medium saucepan, bring the potatoes and stock to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the radish slices in vinegar. Cover and return to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the potatoes and radishes are tender, about 15 minutes.
    In a blender, working in batches of no more than 2 cups, purée until smooth. Scrape back into the saucepan.
    Cut the remaining radish slices across into thin strips and stir them into the puree. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
    Stir in 1/2 cup water, the scallions, salt, and pepper.
    For the Cold Radish Soup with Cucumber:
    Make the soup as above and refrigerate until cold. Stir in the cucumber, the yogurt, if using, and additional salt, if necessary.


    Make it with Cucumber
    Product nutrition and information
     Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
      Radishes, Bag - $0.99/pkg Save! 2 for $1.50
     Farm Fresh, 6oz bag
     
      Russet Potato, Medium - $0.99/lb
     Farm Fresh, Med
     
      FreshDirect Chicken Stock - $3.49/ea
     pint
     
      Scallions - $0.99/ea
     5.5oz, Farm Fresh, bunch
     
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      Roland Aged French Red Wine Vinegar - $3.69/ea
     16.9oz
     
      Morton's Coarse Kosher Salt - $2.69/ea
     48oz
     
      FreshDirect Tellicherry Peppercorns - $3.79/ea
     2.25oz
     
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