Welcome to the Weekly Yum, Coast to Coast with Sacks and Katz. This week on Stirring the Pot radio, cookbook author and culinary translator, Rebecca Katz joins the conversation to deconstruct Melted Blueberries with Ginger and Mandarin Orange (listen here) from The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther. Sacks and Katz will lure you into the kitchen to create meals that enhance your health and well being while caressing your tastebuds. Nutritious always meets delicious on the Weekly Yum.
From The Nourished Kitchen:
Tossed into frothy butter scented with ginger, blueberries soften and seem to melt away. I usually use orange blossom honey, as it nicely balances the earthy sweetness of blueberries and the vibrant citrus flavors of mandarin orange. Once the flavors meld together in the heat of the pan, I ladle the blueberries into waiting bowls and serve them with a dollop of whipped cream that melts, ever so slowly, with the residual heat of the berries.
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
21/2 cups blueberries
1 tablespoon honey
Finely grated zest and juiceof 1 mandarin orange
Whipped cream, to serve
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the ginger and sauté until it releases its spicy perfume, about 2 minutes. Stir in the blueberries, honey, and mandarin zest and juice.Sauté the berries over medium heat until the berries soften and their juices form a thin syrup, about 6 minutes. Spoon the warm berries into individual bowls and serve topped with a generous spoonful of whipped cream.
Reprinted with permission from The Nourished Kitchen written and photographed by Jennifer McGruther (Ten Speed Press, © 2014).