I have had my laptop for quite a few years now but when I need to use accents on words, I use a little programme called AllChars for Windows which is shareware and I find very useful as it lists all the ways to make accents or other diacritical marks. So, only today, I suddenly noticed that there were a couple of keys with diacritical marks on them. Duuuh. Having googled, it appears I can only use them with MS Word, and one has to depress and hold the Ctrl key and then the accent key and finally the appropriate letter. Does not work in my blogging programme – Windows Live Writer. So I will not be bothering, but I am astounded that I never noticed it before.
This sounded delightful and very refreshing.
Creamy Pineapple Mango Gazpacho
Inspired by the flavours of the classic gazpacho, I decided to give this soup a modern spin by showcasing juicy, sweet pineapple instead of tomatoes. This soup makes a great starter or, if served with some grilled chicken or shrimp, a satisfying main dish.
Yields 6 to 8
Preparation4 cups fresh pineapple, diced
1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
1 cup 10% cream
1 cup orange juice
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp lime juice
1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
1/2 large red pepper, finely diced
1/2 cup red onion, finely minced
1 jalapeno pepper, finely minced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
InstructionsPlace the pineapple, mango, cream, orange juice, honey, and lime juice in a blender or food processor. Blend until pureed and pour into a large bowl.
Add the cucumber, red pepper, red onion, jalapeno pepper, garlic, and 2 tablespoons of cilantro. Stir to combine.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Garnish with extra cilantro before serving.
Have a great day