In The Marley Kitchen: Coconut Ginger Lime Granita
August 11, 2016
INGREDIENTS -3 limes, zest finely grated & juiced (about 1/ 2 cup juice) -2-3 inch knob of ginger, peeled & finely grated -1 cup water -3 cups coconut water -3/ 4 cup coconut cream -1/ 3 cup coconut flakes, lightly toasted -Edible flowers, to decorate (optional)
DIRECTIONS -Combine the lime zest, ginger and water in a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until reduced by half. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.
-Strain the infused ginger and lime water through a sieve lined with muslin cloth into a medium bowl. Gather up the edges to form a bundle and squeeze to extract all of the liquid and flavor.
-Add the lime juice, coconut water and stir to combine.
-Pour into a small shallow tray.
-Freeze for 1–2 hours, until frozen around the edges. Remove from the freezer and mix in the frozen edges. Return to the freezer.
-Remove the mixture from the freezer every 30 minutes or so and mix it up. Once all of the liquid begins to freeze use a fork to drag and scrape the mixture and break it up into small ice crystals. Repeat this over 3 hours, or until mixture is fully frozen into delicate ice crystals.
-To serve, scoop into serving glasses or bowls. Drizzle with coconut cream, scatter with toasted coconut and edible flowers to garnish. Granita can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.