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Persimmons on Tree

Persimmon Soup

By: Dr. Deborah Gordon, December 16, 2013
Soups

I love spotting the beautiful orange persimmon globes on wintry trees this time of year, almost as much as this wonderful soup made from the fruit!

  1. Peel 6-8 persimmons. Slice if firm (fuyus), or scoop out if soft (hachiyas).
  2. Combine with 1 chopped onion, 1-1/2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger 
  3. Saute in 6 Tbsp butter til golden
  4. Add 1/4 C chicken broth, simmer til it begins to stick.
  5. Repeat step 4 three more times.
  6. Sprinkle in 1-1/2 tsp curry powder and saute an additional 30 seconds.
  7. Add 3 more cups of broth, bring to boil. Simmer til tender.
  8. Blend and serve with creme fraiche, sour cream, or plain yogurt.

Garnish with a little fresh parsley or cilantro. Enjoy!