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