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MORNING GLORY YOGURT

Starters from Issue 7 – Summer 2015 – SPECTRUM

In Hindu mythology the mango tree was synonymous with love—its’ leaves hung outside the house, a symbol of luck and fertility. We find them lovable, too. Our mangoes (and carrots) get the compote treatment, before being strewn atop a pool of yogurt with passionfruit.

Serves 4 to 6

 

MORNING GLORY YOGURT

  • 1quart plain Greek-style yogurt 
  • carrot compote* 
  • mango compote** 
  • 2 to 3 passionfruits 

 

CARROT COMPOTE

  • 1lb carrots, grated on the large holes of a box grater 
  • 1large lemon, zested using medium holes of a box grater, then juiced 
  • 1 ½cups sugar 
  • 1 ½cups water 

 

MANGO COMPOTE

  • 2lb firm-ripe mangoes, preferably Champagne variety, peeled and chopped 
  • 1lemon, zested on a microplane, then juiced 
  • ⅓cup sugar 
  • ⅓cup water

 

Morning Glory Yogurt: Serve yogurt piled with compotes. Halve passionfruits, scoop out, and drizzle on top.

Carrot Compote: Mix ingredients in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, then cook, stirring frequently, until carrots are glassy and liquid is syrupy, about 1½ hours. Cool completely, then cover and chill. Makes: about 1½ cups.

Mango Compote: Mix ingredients in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, then cook, stirring occasionally, until syrupy, 20-25 minutes. Cool completely, then cover and chill. Makes about 2¼ cups.

Lila Theodoros