05 April 2009

Raspberry Sorbet with Thai Chili and Lemon


We had guests over for lunch today and since the weather is getting warmer, I wanted to lighten up the dessert a bit.  Sorbet seemed to be the order of the day.  This recipe is adapted from Simple to Spectacular by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Mark Bittman.  I have had this cookbook for awhile and frankly had never looked at it because it belonged to my husband before we got married.  A recent comment from Sam at My Carolina Kitchen made me pull it off the shelf and I have to tell you, it is wonderful!  To go along with this meal, I also prepared Mashed Potatoes with mustard and crunchy shallots, and Rabbit with Mustard, all to rave reviews.  It is a really well laid out book and the directions are simple.

Let's get back to this wonderful dessert.  The sorbet was fresh and bright tasting with the slightest hint of heat from the chili.  It made the perfect ender for a lazy spring lunch.

Raspberry Sorbet with Thai Chili and Lemon adapted from Simple to Spectacular

Ingredients:

24 oz. frozen raspberries, thawed
4 Tbls. lemon juice
1 Thai chili, seeded and roughly chopped
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. water

Directions:

1.  Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2.  If desired, strain mixture through a fine sieve to remove the raspberry seeds.  I left them in for a more rustic feel.
3.  Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until completely chilled, 4 hours or overnight.
4.  Process the mixture in an ice cream maker according to directions.  Mixture will be soft.  You can serve it as is, or place the mixture in a freezable container and freeze 1-2 hours for a firmer consistency.  


26 comments:

Helene said...

I like your banner and this sorbet is so vibrant.

Julie said...

Looks great...maybe someday I'll get brave enough to try to make sorbet. Love your new design :)

Chef E said...

This looks so yummy! I love the color too... I once had a palate cleanser similar, but was green...I bet they loved it! I know I would have...

Elyse said...

I love that this chilly, refreshing treat packs a bit of a heat punch with the chili. How perfect for a warm day. I can't wait to try out this recipe!

Meg said...

What a fun combo of flavors! Brilliant!

Jenn said...

That sorbet looks so refreshing. I love the addition of the thai chili. Sweet, tart, and little bit of heat. Nice combination.

girlichef said...

Wow woman...you are nonstop with the amazing meals! This looks so refreshing. And thanks for the "looking young" compliment ;)

Cathy said...

Oh Joie...that looks awesome! I love sorbet and I just stuck my ice cream maker canister in the freezer today. I'm making this as soon as I'm back from holidays.

And cheers to the rabbit with mustard...my favourite dish. I usually make it to uh...tormet my brother at Easter ;)

Wandering Coyote said...

What a unique flavour combination - I'll bet it was good!

Thank you for the link!

sowmya said...

sounds so delicious..lovely colour..

Heather said...

ohhh. i like the new blog layout! that sorbet looks AMAZING! love the heat from the thai chili!

Selba said...

Your new template looks beautiful, I like the sun flowers banner :)

Yummm... love sorbet!

Sarah Herman said...

I love your new banner, so pretty! The sorbet sounds fantastic! I recently had a chili lime sorbet at a local fine restaurant it was terrible! Yours looks yummy and love the raspberry!

MaryBeth said...

I love the new look of your site...it just screams SPRING!!! Your sorbet sounds very interesting to say the least!!

Bob said...

Oooo, I bet that's an awesome combination.

Sophie said...

I love this sorbet!! It is so special!! Your new banner is so lovely & apart!! I love it!!!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMM....This sorbet looks delicious!! I love your new banner too : lovely!!

Olga said...

It looks absolutley delicious! but I might be slightly frightened about the thai chilis ;)

Karen said...

What a beautiful color. I'd like the heat in there... sounds like an interesting combination!

duodishes.com said...

Wonderful new site design! The sweet, fruity flavor with spice is a nice idea. Totally plays with your taste buds.

Reeni♥ said...

Sorbet with a kick sounds delicious! How yummy!

Varsha Vipins said...

Too good with that nice kick dear..:)

Esi said...

This is such an interesting combo and the color is beautiful

Stash said...

I will make this as soon as the April snow melts!! Good asian influenced desserts are so hard to come up with-- thanks!

Tangled Noodle said...

Sorbet is such a luxurious treat without the high-cal richness of ice cream. This looks so refreshing and colorful, and I would love to taste the chili, lemon and raspberry combo!

Peter M said...

Sometimes a light, flavourful dessert like this is all I need. I don't have to have cakes all the time!

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