10.02.2008

lemongrass basil sorbet


my first attempt of homemade sorbet
intense and bursting with flavors
what a good way to end any meal

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lemongrass basil sorbet
serves 4 - 6

1-1/2 cups of sugar
2 cups of water
5 stalks of lemongrass smashed/ bashed (white part only)
1 tsp of strong english breakfast tea or similar
3 lime zest
4 lime juice
1 cup of basil, washed and dried and more for garnish

place sugar and water in a pan, bring to boil... simmer for 4 minutes with lemon zest and lemongrass.
remove from heat , add tea, basil and lemon juice and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.
pass it through a strainer and pour into a shallow dish to cool.
place the dish in the freezer.
after an house, break up the ice with a fork, return the sorbet back in the freezer.
the sorbet should set in about 2-3 hours.
serve it in a pre-frozen glass and garnish withe basil.

enjoy!!!

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