Posts Tagged ‘pineapple’
With the weather cold and chilly at this time of the year (yes, even on the Sunshine Coast!), this dish will add a bit of summer to your winter table. Tarte Tatin is an upside-down tart, made most commonly with apples, where the fruit is caramelised in sugar and butter prior to baking. I created this version replacing the traditional apple with local pineapple and passionfruit, which are readily available at the Noosa Farmers Market year round. It’s a tropical twist on an old favourite and tastes really good!
The Sunshine Coast is pineapple country and locals and visitors can enjoy the sweetest of pineapples at a fraction of the price that city dwellers pay. Because they are readily available all year round, I normally have one sitting in my fruit bowl and enjoy using them in my cooking in a variety of ways. This recipe came to fruition because I am currently on a fairly strict eating regime (a Spring detox) and wanted something fresh and tasty for dinner, as an alternative to the heavy lentil curries and brown rice dishes I have been eating for the past week. Pineapples are gorgeous in a salsa, and marry really well with fresh chilli and mint.