Saturday, June 09, 2007

Cooking French: flambeed strawberries with vanilla ice cream

flambeed strawberry, originally uploaded by annalyn.

To continue with our Manila Diamond Hotel cooking series, here's something that's guaranteed to impress your partner or date and win you loads of beauty points. Recipe provided by MDH's Le Bellevue Restaurant:

Pick out 400 grams of strawberry. Clean and remove the leaves and keep dry.

Gather approximately 15 grams of peppercorn. Blanch in boiling water 20 seconds and set aside.

Also gather four leaves of basil. Clean and cut into strips with scissors.

Heat olive oil in skillet.

Add brown sugar and make a light caramel.

Saute strawberries with butter. Add green peppercorn.

Take out one small glass of mango juice. Pour into the pan over strawberries. Simmer for one minute then add basil strips and a little more olive oil. Roll in pan.

Set up the flambeed strawberry in glass. Top with vanilla ice cream and pin toasted ensaymada on side of glass.


Toni said...

oh sweeeeet!