Come to think of it, an Asian Dinner Party would be perfect for a Halloween get together.....
This particular event is called Freaky Fruits Friday and each blogger received a very generous gift box from Melissa's for the purpose of creating recipes. Melissa's asks for nothing in return other than our complete, honest and impartial opinions when we post a recipe.
And this cocktail, using Blood Oranges, and created for our #eattheworld group to celebrate Halloween Italian style. What can I say....Tropical Fruits turn my head towards cocktails....blame it on scuba diving trips to the Islands LOL.
To be honest, I was very tempted to make a frozen cocktail from this Dragon Fruit too but I figured two cocktails was enough.
Instead, I decided to whip up this amazingly easy, peasy sorbet recipe to share with you. It only takes 3 ingredients and 2 minutes time before putting it into the ice cream maker.
It can either be served immediately in the shells of the Dragon Fruit as pictured above for a great presentation, or put into a freezer safe container and be frozen for later use. If you can find the magenta colored Dragon Fruit the presentation is stunning.
I like serving Asian food when having a dinner party. It is quick, flavorful, and colorful. Each year we have a family dinner to honor our daughter, Jessica (aka Tingting), to celebrate her culture with a Chinese New Year party. Here is my menu from 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and last year. This year's menu will include this sorbet. Well, not THIS sorbet...it is gone. I will make a new batch, hopefully with magenta fleshed Dragon Fruit.
Let's take a look at what the others created from their Freaky Fruit Box and don't forget to come back next Friday as we share our final Freaky Fruit Post.
- Blood Orange Whiskey Smash by Ellen at Family Around the Table
- Chayote and Cuitlacoche Enchiladas by Sue at Palatable Pastime
- Dragonfruit Acai Bowl by Anne at Simple and Savory
- Dragonfruit Sorbet by Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Freaky Fruits Cocktail in a Horned Melon Cup by Heather at Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Freaky Friday Muffins with Cherimoya by Terri at Our Good Life
- Passionfruit Frozen Custard (With Seeds) by Colleen at Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Passionfruit Lemon Loaf Cake by Amy at House of Nash Eats
- Spicy Prawn and Freaky Fruits Noodle Salad by Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Tropical White Cake with Dragonfruit Buttercream by Carlee at Cooking with Carlee
One of the novels included in the last package she sent was The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Gilman. This novel is about a woman, Malka (later renamed Lillian) of Russian Jewish descent whose family ends up in the USA when her father convinces her (at 6 years of age) to defy her mother and give him the money hidden inside her coat.
Her mother had intended them to go to Africa where they would have family around them. Due to illness she and all the other siblings are separated from Malka and her father. The family is still disoriented when boarding the ship and the mother is very hurt, angry and surprised to end up in America. She never forgives Malka. Malka's father soon abandons the family, the mother has a nervous breakdown and is hospitalized and the children are scattered.
Malka is adopted by an Italian family that makes ice cream, she learns the trade and learns it well, but alas, once again she is abandoned and discarded by those who are supposed to love and care for her.
It is the story of how our pasts and things over which we have no control, shape us into the people we are, both good and bad.
I will be sharing this post with our FoodiesRead group. You can click on the link to see what other's are reading this month.
And here is my recipe. I have advised to add sugar to taste, however, if you are going to serve this as a palate cleanser, remember that you don't want it too sweet.
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Yield: 8-10 servingsPin it
This easy to make Dragon Fruit Sorbet would be the perfect palate cleanser for your next Asian Dinner party.
prep time: 10 minscook time: total time: 10 mins
3 large, very ripe, Dragon Fruit
Juice of 1/2 lemon
sugar to taste
Cut the dragon fruit in half and scoop out pulp. Place pulp in a heavy duty blender with the lemon juice and puree until smooth. If the dragon fruit is not very ripe, you can add a little water to help it puree. Taste and add a little sugar if necessary.
Pour the puree into an ice cream maker and churn per manufacturer's directions. Serve soft serve immediately using the shell of the fruit, if desired. Or freeze for later use.
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