This is yet another recipe from the French magazine I buy ( hubby translated).
It is called Meli-Mello. Fruits with soft spices.
The fruits Salade with these soft spices are really delicious and not to mention so easy to make them. My hubby coudn't stop talking about this salade, he was so full of praise for it.
He thought it tasted so exqusite. Ladies he is not talking about me, he is talking about the salade :-)))
I made this on saturday and the whole weekend he was talking about this fruit salade which I hardly had tào do any work.I do have to admit they were really delicious.
We've decided next time whe we have guest we'll serve this as dessert.
This is my entry for Sunita's think spice...think star anise event. I am really glad for these event as I am trying to make new dishes.
Also sending it to Coffee of The Spice Cafe, she is hosting thins months JFI Lime/Lemon.
I am sending this to Martha of An Italian in the US for her event she is hosting Fresh Produce of the Month.
This month she has choosed Oranges.
Fruits, Star anise, Lime etc..
Grape juice, vanilla pod,etc...
2 Bananas sliced
1 Grapefruit skin removed and in parts
2 Oranges skin removed and in parts
Juice of 1 lime.
1 Pear sliced
1 bunch of purple and white grapes each sliced half
4 Dried Plums ( I din't had at home so didn't add them)
4 Dried Figs600ml Grape juice. I used a good quality shop bought one
4 anise seed
1vanilla Pod split and cut in four so you can serve on top a quater pod and a anise seed.
In a pan add the vanilla pods, star anise, dried figs, plums and the grape juice and bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes in a low heat.
Leave it to cool.
Add all the sliced fruits together with the lime juice to a bowl and pour the cooled liguid on to the fruits and mix well.
I think it is better tasting if you mix all the fruits in the morning and then serve it in the evening. So the taste od the vanila and the star anise can really infuse to the fruits.
Divide the fruits into individual bowls and serve.
In the recipe it is written for four person, but i think you can serve it for six.