Lime and Basil Sorbet
Palate Cleanser to Serve before the Main Entree
A refreshing frozen combination of fruit juice, sugar, water and
that can be made weeks in advance. No ice cream maker is required. How easy is that and so elegant!
I served this with my
Rack of Lamb
- 6 Course Dinner Menu. See all the photographs for more ideas on how to serve.
Total Time: 15 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 5 min
Yield: 8 servings
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
15 fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
and 6 - 8 sprigs for garnish
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
Combine sugar, water and basil
in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, lower the heat
and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool the mixture, add
the lime juice. Puree in a food processor or blender, strain and transfer mixture to a
shallow pan or bowl, cover and freeze until firm.
Remove from freezer, puree the mixture again, put in a small bowl, cover and freeze.
Use a melon baller to make 1 to 3 small balls per person; serve in chilled stemmed glasses
with the garnish.
recommendation: Pinot Gris;