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Chilled tomato-beer soup

Chilled tomato-beer soup
Los Angeles Times

OUT to lunch on the first blistering day this year, my red wine-loving consort unexpectedly ordered a Stella Artois with his steak frites. I don't know if it was the heat or the hops, but I tasted it and immediately ... Read more

Total time: 25 minutes, plus 4 hours chilling | Serves 8
  • 4 cups peeled, seeded and diced very ripe tomatoes (about 10 medium)
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 green onions, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped green garlic
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle very cold Pilsener or lager
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives

Step 1Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, green onions and garlic in a blender and process until smooth.

Step 2Pour the mixture into a bowl. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.

Step 3Just before serving, stir in the beer. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with the chives and serve at once.

Note: Green garlic is available in farmers markets. You may substitute blanched, chopped regular garlic.

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