The restorative power of soup.
Today, I want to share an ajoblanco or white gazpacho soup, popular around Spain in summer and perfect for our fiery South African festive season. While ajo means garlic in Spanish, what makes this soup distintive are the almonds used.
This hadock chowder is complemented with lemon zest, added close to the end of cooking. Smoked haddock and sweet corn kernels are such a lovely contrast. Serve with creme fraiche for extra indulgence. You needn't add the carrots but it adds colour, sweetness and bulks up the soup slightly. By all means use haddock that hasn't been smoked if you can't find it easily.