Saturday, 15 December 2012

Attempt #30: Pineapple with Bashed-up Mint Sugar

A simple fruit made sexy! I wouldn’t have thought some sugar and mint would be so exciting and double the yumminess of a simple fruit option.

The Result:

Amazing combination that I will never forget. The first bite gives you a good burst of sweet, tangy juiciness of the pineapple further sweeten by the sugar. Then, once you finish the piece of fruit, the mint leaves a fresh after taste that lingers. Love it!

 The recipe:
1 ripe pineapple
4 heaping tablespoons of sugar
1 handful of fresh mint

A ripe pineapple should smell slightly sweet and you should be able to remove the leaves quite easily. Cut both ends off and peel the skin with a knife, removing any little black bits.

Then cut the pineapple into quarters and remove the slightly less tasty core. Finely slice your quarters, lengthways, as thin as you can. Lay out flat in one or two layers on a large plate. Don’t refrigerate this – just leave it to one side.
Then use a mortar and pestle and add you sugar and mint leaves in it. Bash the hell out of it in the mortar and pestle at the table for about a minute or two depending on your wrist action. You will see the sugar change color and smell lovely. Sprinkle the mint sugar over the plat of pineapples.  Or I simply use a blender but don’t blend too long as the texture should be close to if you were to bash the sugar and mint with the mortar and pestle.

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