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Toasted Coconut Panna Cotta with Pineapple Salad

Panna Cotta

Ingredients:

1 13.5 ounce can of coconut milk
10 ounces heavy cream
1½ teaspoons powdered gelatin
1 kafir lime leaf
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup toasted coconut

Preparation:

Bloom gelatin in 1 tablespoon of water. Combine toasted coconut, sugar and cream in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Scald and remove from heat. Add coconut milk and gelatin, stir to incorporate. Strain and divide mixture into 4 oz. molds. Let cool and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set.

Pineapple Salad

Ingredients:

¼ ripe pineapple, finely diced   
6 mint leaves, thinly sliced
3 lemon verbena leaves, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons sweet mirin (Japanese rice wine)

Preparation:

Combine pineapple, mint and verbena. Add mirin and stir to combine.

Candied Pink Peppercorns

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons pink peppercorns

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 200ºF. Combine sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Add peppercorns, simmer for 1 minute and reserve for garnish. Strain, dry and place on a baking sheet. Bake until dry and crisp but still vibrant in color.

Curry-Cardamom Lace Cookies

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Juice of ½ lemon
¼ teaspoon salt                              
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons corn syrup
5 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
1½ teaspoons curry powder

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Combine sugar, cream, corn syrup and butter in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil and sugar dissolves. Continue to boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in flour, salt, cardamom and curry powder. Once cool, scoop rounded teaspoons and place on a silicone mat or parchment lined baking sheet, leaving 3-4 inches between each cookie. Bake for 10 minutes or until even golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.

Serve the chilled panna cotta with a scoop of the pineapple salad, a curry-cardamom lace cookie and garnish with the candied peppercorns.

 

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