Saturday, January 14, 2012

Nectarine and Blueberry Salad

If one thinks, half the world has summer at any given time, so I think it is perfect to give you a summer dessert recipe while I am in freezing Antarctica. After all it is summer here right now, otherwise we would not be able to come here. We got some amazing products in Hobart, even after 12 days at sea everything is still fairly fresh and we will be fine for our 18 day voyage. We had 3 boxes of beautiful nectarines and some really nice blue berries, so I made this Nectarine and Blueberry Salad with Mango Sorbet. The salad is nice and fresh, the nectarines are marinated, so there is this extra flavor. The beauty of this dish is really that it is so simple to make and looks so good.

10 ea Nectarines
2 punnets Blueberries

150 ml (5 oz) White wine
150 ml (5 oz) Water
90 g (3 oz) Sugar
1 Lemon (rind and juice)
2 ea Star Anise
1 ea Cloves
5 ea Cardamom
Half Vanilla Bean, scraped

Firstly make the sugar syrup, that is where the fruit get marinated. Simply boil up white wine, water, sugar and all the spices. Cool down to room temperature.

Cut the nectarines into wedges, put them immediately into the syrup.

Add the blueberries

Marinated for a couple of hours in the fridge

Serve with Mango sorbet, or any sorbet you like.

I have added some micro herbs as a garnish, this one is Micro Basil, just looks pretty and give some additional flavor which goes great with this dish


  1. Nice blog! You travel quite a lot and your food looks amazing! :)

  2. Thank you so much. Yes there is a lot of travelling, normal when working on ships. But I hope that I can spend a lot more time in Philippines in future. It is a beautiful country and has so much to offer.

    1. Amazing! You're really in Antarctica?

      Do visit again! There are still a lot of nice warm places to go to and good food to eat :)

  3. Yes, Just 2 month ago I didn't think I would get here again, and now I am here. I do 2 cruises, one is nearly finished, then we do another one, hopefully going into Ross Sea, I have never been there, so I am very excited.

    Our home is in Philippines, so we will spend as much time as possible there


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