On my drive back to New Orleans from Lafayette, I stopped at a roadside stand and picked up a flat of strawberries. Louisiana’s strawberries are wonderful and I’m always sad to see the end of fresh, local berries.
I decided to start using them up by making Strawberry-Watermelon Sorbet. I watched John Besh’s New Orleans the other day and saw him making this for dessert. It is a super easy recipe and is like eating summer!
1 pint strawberries, hulled
1 cup diced, seeded watermelon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
About 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1. In a blender, purée strawberries, watermelon, lemon juice and sugar until smooth. Taste to make sure the purée has the correct amount of sugar. Add more sugar or fruit if necessary.
2. Transfer to the canister of an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Keep the sorbet in the freezer until ready to use.
Such beautiful color!