One of the most motivating aspects of developing recipes is how it forces me to think outside the box within a certain set of parameters. Most recipes you’ll see here on Savory Sweet Life or PBS Parents are quick or easy, and often times both.
Back in May our family took a Southern California vacation by flying down to San Diego and returning home via a Carnival cruise. As much as I love cruise vacations, this one was less enjoyable due to stormy weather. However, every evening I looked forward to enjoying a sit down dinner ordering off an impressive menu. During the “formal” dinner I had ordered a strawberry bisque soup as my starter dish. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I do remember being very excited about tasting this particular dish.
Needless to say it wasn’t as spectacular as I had hoped it would be. Although I wasn’t expecting a chilled fruit soup to be savory, I wasn’t expecting it to be too sweet either. I was hoping for balance and unfortunately it was more of a dessert type dish – at least to me. However, not all was lost. Using the fruit bisque as inspiration, I came up with my own fruit bisque recipe using a few bold tasting ingredients and blending them together. The end result was surprisingly refreshing and delightful – perfect for a hot summer day.
Intended to be a starter and not a meal on its own, this Ginger Peach Mint Bisque would make a great starter to any summer meal. Best of all it only takes a couple minutes to pull together and looks and tastes impressive -my favorite types of dish to make.
The full recipe can be found on today’s PBS Parents post. Enjoy!