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Fruit salad with Ginger and Lemongrass Syrup

 


Fruit salad with Ginger and Lemongrass Syrup

Prep Time ~ 20 mins Cooking Time ~ 10 mins
Approx Cost ~ £4.00 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ Yes Serves ~ 4

Tip ~ Ideal Winter or Summer, you could vary the fruit depending on the season, nectarines, kumquats and lychees would also work well.

Ingredients

125g / 4 ½ oz soft light brown sugar

3cm / 1 ¼ inch piece root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

1 stick lemongrass, split lengthways and crushed

2 peaches, stoned and sliced

4 plums, halved, stoned and sliced

1 Comice pears, peeled, cored and sliced

6 apricots, halved and stoned

 

Method

  • 1. Heat 250ml / 9floz water, the sugar, ginger and lemongrass in a saucepan. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  • 2. Simmer gently for 5 minutes to reduce the liquid slightly, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • 3. Strain the cooled syrup and pour over the prepared fruit.
  • 4. Refrigerate until required.
  • 5. Serve with fresh cream or crème fraiche.