You want good food and you want it fast. You’re in luck, because we just picked up a copy of chef and TV personality Jason Roberts’s new book, Good Food — Fast! Whether the goodness you crave is gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, or protein-heavy, if it makes you feel good, there’s a recipe for it in here. Ever seen fruit dressed up like this for the party?
Here’s a real feel-good dessert: It requires minimal effort, it’s low in fat, and it’s so refreshing. There is no set type of fruit to use; however, it should reflect the season and what’s available and especially good at the time! I like to make the fruit look nice and uniform (save the offcuts for fresh juice or a smoothie the next day).
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 small red chilis, seeds removed, finely chopped (or 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes)
- juice and zest of 1 lime
- 2 mangoes, ripe yet firm
- 1 small papaya, watermelon or cantaloupe
- 1 basket strawberries, hulled
- 1/2 small pineapple
- 2 kiwi fruits, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks
- bamboo skewers to thread the fruit
- Bring the sugar, water, chili and lime juice and zest to a boil in a pot.
- Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove it from the heat and allow it to cool.
- Cut the cheeks (the flesh from either side of the pit) from each of the mangoes.
- Remove the skin and cut each cheek in half.
- Then cut each piece of mango into three mouthful-size pieces.
- Split the papaya, watermelon or cantaloupe in half, peel away the skin, and discard the seeds.
- Cut the skin off of the pineapple.
- Cut the papaya and the pineapple into similar mouthful-size pieces.
- Thread the fruit onto skewers.
- To serve, brush each skewer with the lime and chili syrup. Enjoy!
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