Orange Sorbet Quenelle
serve on Chinese Spoons
I like to serve this
as a sweet dessert, no ice cream maker is required, it keeps in the freezer for weeks.
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Prep Time: 20 min Total Time:20 min
Yield: 3 cups approx
1-1/4 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
zest of 1 orange
1-1/3 cups fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
small mint or basil leaves for garnish, optional
In a saucepan combine water and
sugar bringing to a boil; add zest; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
Strain reserving the zest for garnish. Cool the mixture completely.
Add orange and
lemon juice to the cooled simple syrup mixture, pour into a shallow glass container; cover and
Transfer frozen mixture to a food processor and puree until completely smooth.
Freeze again in a small bowl.
To serve make
by using 2 teaspoons transferring from one teaspoon to the other making oval or football
shapes; or use a melon baller to make small balls. Serve on a
Chinese spoon or
in a stemmed
Garnish with mint or basil leaves, the reserved zest and serve immediately.
Make quenelles or melon balls ahead of time and freeze on chilled
Chinese spoons making serving time
easier. Add garnishes when serving.
recommendation: sauvignon blanc