Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
You will find as you read this recipe that it is very versatile and that the basic flavors can be adapted to several very tasty dishes. Note: I have found that when cooking with citrus it is preferable to refrain from using metal pans, or utensils. The acids in the citrus react to the metals, and tend to make the dish taste metallic therefore I prefer a glass pan, and wooden spoon. My preference of cream is fresh organic raw cream if you can find it. Also, because of added toxins I never use municipal tap water for consumption, never. (Why is it that the warning on your toothpaste tube says, “Contains fluoride. Contact poison Control Center if swallowed.” Yet it’s just fine to put it in our drinking water along with chlorine. Some things just don’t make sense.)
- 1 large persimmon (quartered or pealed)
- 1 large tangerine (juiced)
- 1⁄3 tangerine zest (chopped very, very fine)
- 3 tablespoons palm sugar (grated fine)
- 1 ounce Grand Marnier
- 2⁄3 cup bottled water (separate 3-4 tbls in small glass)
- 2 teaspoons arrowroot (you may not need all of it)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon gray salt
- 1⁄3 cup heavy cream (optional)
- Put the persimmon, tangerine juice, zest, palm sugar, Grand Marnier, water and salt into a blender . (Do not pour use the water you have reserved in the glass.) Blend on high until ingredients are liquefied.
- Pour the blended mixture into a medium saucepan. On low, to medium low heat, stir frequently, and bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Just before the mixture begins to simmer, add the arrow root to the water in the glass, mix thoroughly, and while vigorously stirring the mixture in the pan gradually, and slowly pour some of the arrowroot into the mixture. Keep stirring until the sauce is as thick as it is going to get. Note: You may not need all of the arrowroot so add slowly, and stir quickly. It should have some body yet pour nicely.
- Remove from heat.
- At this point you have some options which should be taken into *consideration at the time the mixture is thickened.
- The sauce can be allowed to cool, or be served right away without cream on sweet potatoes, baked fish or as a glaze for ham.
- If you desire you can pour a little bit of heavy cream on top, or whip the cream with a tsp or two of palm sugar, and a touch of vanilla, and a dollop served on top (garnish with a sparse sprinkle of leftover chopped zest), or immediately after removing from heat add 1/3 cup heavy cream and stir until blended completely then pour over pan fried plantains, crepes, ice cream, pies, un-iced chocolate cake, etc.
- If cream is added you will likely need to use a touch more of the arrowroot as the cream will thin down the sauce.
- With or without the cream you can add more arrowroot to thicken the sauce until stiff. Cool, and pipe into puff pastries, or onto shortbread tarts.
- Refrigerating should thicken the sauce just a bit more.
Very, very unusual sauce, from my point of view, AND a pleasure to make! I did keep a little out to try on some yams I'd baked, but mostly wanted this as a dessert sauce, so added the cream ~ An outstanding sauce for both frozen yogurt & pound cake! Thanks for posting the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]