The concept sounded lovely, but where could I find locally grown or organic ingredients, at SUCH short notice? Ofcourse I have a terrace garden, and ofcourse I grow lemongrass and mint. In your face choons. We are also diversifying our vegetable interests to tomatoes, potatoes and onions, we already grow aubergine and zuccini, but the only things available today were these two, so I looked for a recipe involving them.
And yes, to my advantage, one of the amazing recipes called for a panna cotta, ofcourse im a masterchef fan(only australia because no one can match how good the food looks, and how good hayden looks. Also, the indian people made yam mousse once, and I felt like throwing up), and they keep making it on the show. So why not? I am an awesome cook, clearly!
I have two recipe sources for today, both have panna cotta, but one of them had a lovely looking kiwi mint drizzle on the side, one had orange caramel, I had to go for kiwi mint, maybe next time I use the orange caramel thing. Plus kiwi god was with me, I had one kiwi with me at home, waiting to be mushed up into sauce. I modified the recipe a tiny bit, but thats just my thing. Here are the sources:
So, here goes…
TERRA MADRE SPECIAL:
LEMONGRASS PANNA COTTA WITH KIWI MINT DRIZZLE
What you need:
For the panna cotta
200 ml of coconut milk ( I used Dabur, it was exactly a 200 ml carton)
200 ml of cream (I used amul, exactly 200 ml)
200 ml of milk
50 grams of brown sugar
50 grams of regular sugar
6 grams/little less than half a tablespoon of gelatin
Five to six stalks of lemongrass
For the kiwi mint drizzle
One precious kiwi
A handful of chopped mint
Two teaspoons of sugar, or more
What to do:
1. Add all the milky things, cream, coconut milk, and milk to a pan. Add the sugar (both kinds) also.
2. The recipe said to bruise the lemongrass, but we didnt. This is what we did.
3. So once you have done that to all the stalks, boil away. Imagine its a cauldron. Ooooh!
Ok now for the drizzle, add the chopped kiwi and mint to your mixie, along with the sugar, and blend away. Once its done, add to a bowl, and keep along with the panna cotta.
Feed some to your dog, who will look at you with her soulful eyes, my domestic help was the victim here.
And voila, the drizzle is ready, you need to transfer it to a small bowl now.
Finally when its ready, eat it. Spoon some of the kiwi mint drizzle on it. Happy terra madre day my choons. love you all a lot. 🙂 Apologies, you cant see it completely set, this is with one helping gone, and I was too lazy too add a picture of the prepared sauce. But please make this, awesome types. 😀