Mango Sorbet With Cherry and Fresh Mint Salad
The Bing Cherry Season has begun in California! These sweet ruby globes are only in season for six weeks, which intensifies their appeal for Bing fanatics like me. This diminutive fruit is sweet, juicy, crisp and tart in every explosive bite. California, represents one-third of the nation’s sweet cherry crop, so I feel very fortunate to live here. At the risk of using the word “localvore”, I am glad that my cherries are not shipped across the country.
My husband arrived home last Friday evening with a pound of the first reasonably priced cherries - my kids plunged in. With scarlet hued mouths, they were in heaven. My daughter decided to create a cherry and fresh mint salad. Mint grows like a weed in our backyard and we are always looking for inspired ways to use it. I immediately think these flavors will marry perfectly – I am right. I add some Grand Marnier and sugar to create a tart syrup and served it with Mango Sorbet. Let’s all savor these six weeks of cherry nirvana.