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Super Easy Sweet Sorrel Side Dish
Sorrel (Roselle) Vegetarian & Vegan Delight
Nothing goes to waste in my kitchen!
I LOVE making Sorrel drink, especially during the Christmas season. It’s a Caribbean ‘must-have’ favourite drink (beverage) for the Christmas season since it serves a two-fold purpose as:
1. The accompanying drink of choice with meals during the Christmas season, along with ginger beer.
2. The main offering to friends and family who stop by for a visit, along with a piece of homemade black cake.
The sorrel drink is made from Sorrel, which is also known as Roselle in other countries or by its botanical name Hibiscus Sabdariffa.
When I am finished making my sorrel drink, however, I use the sorrel to make a simple and sweet side dish that goes with almost any meal, except soup of course, or as a nice topping/accompaniment for ice cream.
For HOT serving (i.e. as a hot side dish): Use as an accompanying side dish for a main meal, such as lunch or dinner, with other dishes such as rice, salad and beans.
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- 3 Cups Sorrel, (boiled)
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup White Sugar
- 7 Grains Clove
- 1 Bay leaf
- Combine the water, sugar, clove and bay leaf in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Place the already boiled sorrel in the pot with the other ingredients and stir occasionally until the liquid thickens to a red, almost sticky, sauce.
The STAR of my sweet and simple recipe!
Some like it HOT...some like it COLD
FOR COLD serving (i.e. as a cold side dish):Cover the pot with the sorrel side dish after cooking and let cool. Remove it from the pot, place it in a container and store it in the refrigerator to chill.
Ice Cream & Sweet Sorrel Side Dish
Place your favourite ice-cream in a bowl and use some of the chilled sorrel side dish as an ice cream topping.
You might also want to try my Frozen Sorrel Ice Cube Treat, while you’re here. Enjoy!
Hibiscus Sabdariffa - Roselle - Sorrel
|Serving size: 1/2 Cup (28 g)|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Carbohydrates 3 g||1%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Sodium 1 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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