Lime and Basil Sorbet
Palate Cleanser to Serve before the Main Entree
A refreshing frozen combination of fruit juice, sugar, water and
herb leaves 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
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;