Saturday, January 31, 2009

Color me Yellow

How hard can it be to make yellow colored food. All you need to do is add some saffron. Or use a pinch of turmeric the way I do every day for Indian curries. There's also corn and bell peppers and what not. And yet, every time I thought of making something for this month's Food in Color, imagination failed me. So I stopped thinking food and started thinking drinks. I also remembered my long forgotten wish to see what happens if I pop pineapple into the oven with some sugar. All of which becomes Caramalized Pineapple Smoothie.



I buy my pineapple already peeled and cut into slices, so I arranged 3 thick slices on a baking sheet and sprinkled enough sugar to coat the fruit. Heat the oven to 250C and bake the pineapple on top rack until the sugar melts and the slices brown a bit. Let cool, then blend with 1/2 cup chilled pineapple juice and 1/2 tsp lemon juice.

Pour into a glass. Slurp. Get amazed! The caramel and lemon bring out a depth of flavor you wouldn't ever imagine existed in a pineapple. I loved it, and I hope Harini likes it too. It's last minute, as all my FIC entries have been so far, but at least I made it in time.

13 comments:

Curry Leaf said...

Yum,I love this,I think we still think alike -are we kumbh mele mein divided twins ?I love pineapple and was thinking of roasting it with sugar.Also whenever H annouces a colour imagination fails me. But yes I do make it,as a challenge to myself and thanks to google

Sunshinemom said...

Love it esp. when it is made with FIC in mind;) Thank you for sticking to the time:) I wonder how caramalised pineapple tastes - has to be good of course! I don't get them but P does sometimes!

Simran said...

Sweatha - I agree this is spooky. I need to ask my mom if I have a long lost sister :)

Harini - I enjoy thinking up the recipes for FIC too.

Priya said...

Roasting pineapple n turning them as juice with lemon n pineapple juice, woww am speechless, would love to have this delicious cream juice rite now..

Soma said...

WOW what an idea! never caramelized pineapples for a smoothie. love caramelized pineapples, but have it with hot spice cheese.e

Alka said...

Sounds sooooooooooooo interesting,nice idea and terrific smoothie

Vibaas said...

Very nice. Looks so tempting. Love the idea of roasting it before blending.

Aparna said...

This one sounds really good, Simran. Caramelised pineapple in a smoothie. I should try it on my daughter. :)

Rachel said...

Slurpp...

Dibs said...

What a yummy idea! Lemon juice must be adding a real zing to the caramel and pineapple! Very creative.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Love the looks of this:) Am going to surely try this one

Bharti said...

That is a lovely idea Simran. Love the look and sound of it.

Madhura Manoj said...

Looks wonderful...