I hope you’re enjoying slow (it seems) thaw of the winter weather. Lately, I find myself already dreaming of and looking around for summer treats recipes.
Recently I had a chance to roam around a neighborhood in Brooklyn. I started to look for a cozy cafe to relax for a while, but the neighborhood just didn’t have coffee shops! (Which is a pretty rare occurrence in Brooklyn) And I started to get hungry, so suddenly stumbling upon a lone Jamaican restaurant, felt very happy and went in.
I enjoyed a really good lunch of comforting curry chicken, rice, steamed shredded cabbage and… sorrell! It’s something I always get when I get Jamaican food. I love the concentrated taste of a blend of floral and fruity note, with a strong, enticing finish of ginger. It accompanies meals well but stands on its own spectacularly. It is a great drink for warm months to cool down with.
- 1 cup dried sorrell
- 1 stick cinnamon
- peel of 1/2 orange
- 2 inch ginger, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 6 cup water
- cooking pot
- Thinly slice the ginger. If you want more zing, mince the ginger. Cut orange peels in small pieces.
2. Put all ingredients in a pot, and bring to a boil. When it boils, decrease heat and let simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain. It can be served both hot or cold.