Cucumber-Apple Fresca

To juice the apples, onion, and green pepper, put them (onions and peppers first) into your blender, then whirl while pouring in the concentrate from the grape juice, then little bits of the milk. The point is to liquify the solids with as little liquid as possible to get a fine blend.

When you're satisfied with the blending, pour in the rest of the milk and buttermilk and blend well. Pour out into a container and stir in the diced cucumbers, minced parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Let chill in the refrigerator.

When ready to serve, ladle into bowls and top each with some sliced green onions. Stir in lobster or crabmeat pieces for an extra treat. Serve cold to 6-8 people as a first course.

From: William Bohannon

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