Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My First Recipe

No, I mean my first recipe that is really mine. I signed up to bring a fruit-salad to an enrichment meeting tonight. (We had a little murder-mystery dinner, pretty fun stuff). But as I searched for a fruit-salad recipe, nothing was striking my fancy. I didn't want to do anything with grapes or marshmallows or pudding....so I invented my own. I think it went over pretty well. The secret appeared to be to make a fruit salad with only the fruits that usually disappear first in a normal fruit salad....

1/2 a Honeydew melon, I attempted to ball it, but I apparently lack the touch, so it was honeydew chunks.
1 fresh pineapple, cored, peeled, and chopped
About 18 strawberries, chopped
2 little cartons of blueberries
3 mangoes, chopped (yeah, that's where that mango came from)
(I meant to add kiwi, but forgot to buy it)

Sauce:
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 TBSP sugar
1 TSP cinnamon
1 TSP fresh ginger, grated
(was tempted to add lime zest, but chickened out)

Toss and serve. I garnished the bowl with lime slices. So darn fancy. But I forgot to take a picture, and almost all my salad got eaten, so if I took a picture now it would be of the dregs.

I'm beginning to think I could handle inventing non-baking recipes.... Just give me time to have a disaster in the kitchen and I'll be back to the humbler version of myself.

4 comments:

glittersmama said...

Congrats on the success. Good call on the first fruits to disappear. I'll have to try that out--yum!

hairyshoefairy said...

Mmmm! Really good stuff salad! I love all that stuff. Sounds awesome. I'm a honey dew chunker, too. I don't even own a melon baller and like the bigger pieces anyway.

li'l mil said...

It sounds like you've got another signature dish to bring to all the BBQs in the quad this summer :) I'm sorry I missed out on it last night!!

Brittany said...

Sounds good, I think I will try that!

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