Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Chill time: 2 to 72 hours
Serving size 1/3 cup, about 8 servings.
I was instantly intrigued when I first saw these juicy orange bites. I wasn’t quite sure how to eat them or use them in cooking but soon learned that kumquats can be eaten whole! I first used them sliced in a beautiful red pepper spinach salad. They added just the right amount of tartness. Last night, I ran across these orange beauties and tried them in a fruit soup! The original recipe on Epicurious.com called for a 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of orange muscat. I cut the sugar in half, added some ginger syrup, and substituted a Riesling for the muscat. It was delicious and would be great over sorbet or ice cream.
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup kumquats, sliced thin and seeded (about 8 kumquats)
- 1/2 cup Riesling
- 1 tablespoon of Ginger Syrup (I used Ginger People)
- Juice from 1 large lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
- 1/2 cup of seedless black grapes sliced very thin
- 2 large kiwifruits, peeled and sliced
For 10 minutes, simmer water with sugar, syrup and kumquats in a medium saucepan. Stir in Riesling and lemon juice. Simmer mixture 10 minutes.
Transfer to blender with sliced kiwi. Puree until smooth.
Thinly slice black grapes and set aside in small bowl. May be covered and refrigerated until ready to use.
Chill soup until cold, at least 2 hours or up to 3 days. Stir grapes into soup and serve cold.
Enjoy…In moderation, of course!
Beth Michelle says
I absolutely LOVE the sound of this soup. I love kumquats and always looking for new things to do with them. Just yesterday I made a quinoa salad with them that was delicious. Check it out http://bethmichelle.com/?p=402
I think this soup may be my next venture with those little fruits!! Thanks for posting.
Parsley Sage says
Brilliant soup idea! I’ve never even tasted a kumquat and I can tell this is super yummy. Well done!
It sounds great, but I’m always confused with fruit soups. Hum…should I eat it before the main meal or afterwards?
take the blame says
ooo, going to try this tonight me thinks
I think it works great either way.
Nami @ Just One Cookbook says
I like the all the ingredients here, therefore I should LOVE this soup! Thanks for sharing!
Beth, just checked out your quinoa salad recipe — looks amazing and colorful! Thanks for sharing!
Kumquats are delicious – hint: roll them between your palms or on a hard surface to release some of the oils from the rind first!
Take the blame, Nami:
Thanks! It was really tangy (which I love) and I plan on trying it as a dressing for a fruit salad soon!