Joined: Jun 16, 2013
From: Wolverhampton, UK
|Posted: 2014-03-10 3:45 pm  Permalink|
I was thinking of making a garnish related thread, so I agree this thread needs a resurrection!
I've started buying whole pineapples mainly for garnishes & tiki drinks, my tip is to buy a whole pineapple & freeze most of it.
I pull out & freeze the good leaves. I take them from the freezer & run them under cold water before putting them in the drink as a garnish - they look fresh.
I freeze sticks of fresh pineapple for later use in blended drinks like Missionarys Downfalls or Boo Loos with no ill effects (just carefully cut them up a bit more before you blend them), although, you cant skewer 'em as easy the fresh & pineapple loses its consistency if you were to thaw it back out.
Then I eat some, cook some, barbecue some, whatever - pineapples are not just for tiki drinks!
Anyone got any easy tips on how to carve citrus shapes or using flowers as a garnish?