Lime and Basil Sorbet|
Recipe reprinted with permission from Fine Dinings.
"a unique blend of flavors to serve as a palate cleanser for a special dinner party. serve just before the main entree."
Makes 6 - 8 servings
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
10 - 15 fresh basil leaves, chopped coarsely
Sprig of fresh basil for each serving as a garnish
Dissolve sugar in water, bring to a boil, lower heat, simmer for 5 minutes; remove from heat, cool.
Pour lime juice and simple syrup into a blender or food processor. Add chopped basil leaves and blend well. Transfer blended mixture to a shallow pan, cover and freeze until firm.
Transfer frozen mixture to a blender or food processor again and blend well. Freeze again in the shallow pan. When ready to serve, use a melon baller and place 3 scoops in a stemmed glass, garnish with a sprig of fresh basil and serve.
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