A scrumptious way to enjoy spring's bounty of rhubarb. This dessert recipe provides sweetened rhubarb that is topped with a crunchy topping. Served warm with a scoop of ice cream makes this a perfect springtime dessert.
"Gastrique" is a fancy name for a simple but delicious reduction of fruit (rhubarb, in this case) and vinegar. It is terrific with any meat, especially game or roast pork. Wine vinegar is best, but use what you have.
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Rhubarb can be frozen so it can be stored for a longer period of time.
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Rhubarb can be eaten raw but because of its tartness, it is generally cooked and sweetened first.
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Trim off leaf ends and roots using a sharp knife and discard. Be sure to discard the leaves, which contain toxic levels of oxalic acid.
A perennial plant that has celery-like stalks that are greenish pink to dark red in color. Garden variety Rhubarb that is grown outside during the summer months matures from a green into a light pink colored stalk with streaks of green amongst lighter red shades of color.