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Chilled Melon Soup with Fresh Basil and Sherry

Chilled Melon Soup with Fresh Basil and Sherry

1 (3-pound) honeydew or cantaloupe

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 1/2 tablespoons dry sherry

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

10 red grapes, halved lengthwise 

Cut melon in half and discard seeds. Scoop out flesh.

In 2 batches, puree large pieces of melon in a blender or food processor until smooth, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in lime juice, sherry and season with salt and pepper; cover and chill.

Stir soup, then ladle into bowls. Garnish with sour cream, basil and grape halves.

Serves 4.

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