The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider
Forum Themes:
Welcome !

 Chile and fruit...

Author Message
NYNM

  • Total Posts: 3037
  • Joined: 6/16/2005
  • Location: New York, NY/Santa Fe, NM
Chile and fruit... Fri, 08/3/07 9:30 PM (permalink)
Crazy me - I was playing with my food again today and came up with an interesting combo. Not sure whether this should be on Chili, Mexican or Desserts but here goes =

I had these old strawberries, getting mushy, so I added a few soon-to-be-mushy blueberries and - mushed them up. Then I got this idea from some jam I recently bought - and actually put in a bit of chopped green chile. Wow! That popped!

It was sweet and spicy together. I added a bit of sweetener (although chile is actually a tad sweet itself)- even better - and then a few old apricots - better still!!!

I am imagining serving this compote on vanilla ice cream or pound cake, or cottage cheese or yoghurt. I am also thinking of adding a few drops of alcohol, but I can't decide between rum, tequila or what.

I am also imagining the chile with other very ripe fruits: melon? peaches? cherries? grapes/raisins?

Ideas????
 
#1
    C Turner Joy

    • Total Posts: 159
    • Joined: 7/11/2005
    RE: Chile and fruit... Fri, 08/3/07 10:10 PM (permalink)
    Rum. Definitely rum. I wonder if it'd get better with a few walnuts. Then there's this walnut liquer, Nocello that might work too. But it is quite sweet and yet dry. I'd only add a little.
     
    #2
      Poverty Pete

      • Total Posts: 2266
      • Joined: 8/16/2003
      • Location: Nashville, TN
      RE: Chile and fruit... Fri, 08/3/07 10:17 PM (permalink)
      Were it me, I'd drizzle it with Cointreau and lime juice..
       
      #3
        Foodbme

        • Total Posts: 9579
        • Joined: 9/1/2006
        • Location: Gilbert, AZ
        RE: Chile and fruit... Sat, 08/4/07 2:21 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Poverty Pete

        Were it me, I'd drizzle it with Cointreau and lime juice..


        If it were me, I'd drink the Cointreau and throw the fruit away!
         
        #4
          UncleVic

          • Total Posts: 6025
          • Joined: 10/14/2003
          • Location: West Palm Beach, FL
          • Roadfood Insider
          RE: Chile and fruit... Sat, 08/4/07 2:25 AM (permalink)
          I suggest some Grand Marnier.
           
          #5
            NYNM

            • Total Posts: 3037
            • Joined: 6/16/2005
            • Location: New York, NY/Santa Fe, NM
            RE: Chile and fruit... Sat, 08/4/07 12:46 PM (permalink)
            The liquer ideas sound great - it could substitute for the sweetener.

            I am amazed how well the roasted green chile goes with the ripe fruit. My first batch is already gone - gotta statr another...
             
            #6
              NYNM

              • Total Posts: 3037
              • Joined: 6/16/2005
              • Location: New York, NY/Santa Fe, NM
              RE: Chile and fruit... Sat, 08/4/07 9:11 PM (permalink)
              Ph, and another thing - before green chile, a few years ago, I rememeber putting a small amount of red chile (Chimayo?) into apple sauce. Mmmmm...
               
              #7
                Bushie

                • Total Posts: 2902
                • Joined: 4/21/2001
                • Location: Round Rock, TX
                RE: Chile and fruit... Sat, 08/4/07 10:55 PM (permalink)
                In the fruiterias around Austin, a mix of powdered chile, lime, and salt is commonly sprinkled on top. I LOVE it. It's generally a mix of whatever is in season, but usually involves chunks of melons and jicama.

                Years ago when I first started watching the Food Network, I watched a show where the Two Hot Tamales prepared a salad of sliced jicama, citrus (it was orange or grapefruit), and habanero. Probably some other things in there, but I don't remember. I made some off the memory of the show, and it was excellent.

                A year or so ago I cooked a dinner for a friend of my then wife who had grown up in the south Texas valley. One the things I served was a concoction of chunks of watermelon, orange, pineapple, and jicama. I squeezed some limes on top, sprinkled some New Mexico powdered chile, and some salt, then mixed it all up and let it meld in the fridge for a few hours.

                She said it tasted like what her mother used to make, so I felt honored.
                 
                #8
                  Poverty Pete

                  • Total Posts: 2266
                  • Joined: 8/16/2003
                  • Location: Nashville, TN
                  RE: Chile and fruit... Sat, 08/4/07 11:08 PM (permalink)
                  Bushie, how are you holding up? You want in on the bachelor's weekend Al and I are holding next week?
                   
                  #9
                    Fieldthistle

                    • Total Posts: 1948
                    • Joined: 7/30/2005
                    • Location: Hinton, VA
                    RE: Chile and fruit... Sun, 08/5/07 2:19 AM (permalink)
                    Hello All,
                    Thanks NYNM for the topic. I think my wife
                    would go crazy for this.
                    Take Care,
                    Fieldthistle
                     
                    #10
                      Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark

                      Jump to:

                      Current active users

                      There are 0 members and 2 guests.

                      Icon Legend and Permission

                      • New Messages
                      • No New Messages
                      • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
                      • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
                      • Locked w/ New Messages
                      • Locked w/o New Messages
                      • Read Message
                      • Post New Thread
                      • Reply to message
                      • Post New Poll
                      • Submit Vote
                      • Post reward post
                      • Delete my own posts
                      • Delete my own threads
                      • Rate post

                      2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
                      What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright 2011 - Roadfood.com