Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Turntable Tuesday : Plum Delicious

Plums or Prunus domestica or double the size of a popcorn and we’ve got Empress Italian Plums. A dinner party hit to end a season and begin another. Literally have kilos of this fruit just outside the doorstep and although I love to eat them as is, why not explore everything plum?  A fun way to entertain guests and maybe even surprise them!

I chose an agrodolce as an appetizer: plum compote dolloped on a spread of gorgonzola cheese and non-gluten cracker.

The second appetizer was fresh medium sized shrimp and plum skewer. They were marinaded in a soy oil (alternative to other types), lemon, cilantro herb and locally grown hot red chile pepper then grilled.


 The main course wasn’t up to me but dessert was. It was plum and peach parfait - the hit of the night! A pretty healthy alternative I’d say. Greek yogurt mixed with local honey layered with stewed plums and peaches -- the stew included  cinnamon, vanilla bean and star anise and topped with toasted walnuts. Unluckily, I didn’t get pics of that one, but you can get the recipe here.

Django Rienhardt jazzy strumming was perfect accompaniment! Here, I found this cool free wallpaper of Django and company for your screen.