Friday, July 27, 2012

Le Miget or Migé

Le Miget au Lait

Today, we have a very hot summer day just like another summer day should be but since we have had enough of those wet, cold days since May.. it is actually very very hot for a change. Plus, we spent the day at the beach feeding ourselves crazy with ice creams, when came home for dinner, we were not that hungry anymore thus Miget was proposed.

Le Miget or migé  is a traditional drink/summer soup of this region - Pay de la Loire. This is a dish even a five-year-old can prepare,  very refreshing for any hot summer nights where one feels more thirsty then hungry.

There are two variation of Miget. Miget au Vin (with wine) or Miget au lait (with Milk) for kids.

Here's what and how:
(for 4 servings)

  1. For Miget au Vin, You will need some old bread (only the crumb, cut in cubes), 1 bottle of any low alcohol red wine (about 8%), 5 or 6 cubes of sugar and a glass of cold water. If you want a Miget au Lait, just replace wine with milk.
  2. Place bread cubes in a salad bowl together with 5 or 6 cubes of sugar, slowly pour in the wine then the cold water.
  3. Chill it in the fridge for about 30minutes and serve.

This soup is normally sweet (but not too sweet) but my MIL prefer it to be savoury, so she replace sugar with salt in her Miget au lait. Me? I had Miget au lait..verdict? not bad at all.. very refreshing and with all the bread cubes in there it can actually be a light meal.. No butter, oil and pot/pans to wash up.. yeyyy!!

Personally, I have been told that the French doesn't put ice cubes in their wine but today, FH was the one who prepared introduce me to this soup and he had the Miget au Vin, cold water was mixed in. I gave him that Tst tst tst disapprove look and there we had a good conversation of wine as soup and wine as wine to drink..

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