Refreshing Gourmet Palate Cleanser
Always Serve Lemon Sorbet Right Before the Main Entree
to cleanse the palate
Refreshing cleanser of the palate made with fresh lemon juice and sugar, then frozen. Serve a small melon baller scoop to each guest and always serve directly
before the main entree. This is easy to make, no ice cream maker is required.
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time:
10 min Yield: 8 servings
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
zest of one lemon
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
8 fresh mint sprigs for garnish
Combine sugar and water in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Add
the zest (reserve a small amount for garnish). Cover the pan, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Set aside to cool. Add the lemon juice stirring to blend. Strain the mixture and transfer to a shallow
container, cover and freeze until firm.
Remove from freezer, puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl,
cover and freeze again.
When ready to serve use a melon baller and place 1 to 3 scoops in a small dessert dish
or stemmed glass for a spectacular presentation and serve before the
Course. Garnish with mint leaves and
recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay|