Strawberry Siam parfaits

Strawberry Siam parfait
Carlos Chavez from the Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2008
Total time: 45 minutes, Servings: 8
Note: Adapted from “Desserts by
the Yard.” Yard prefers Chaokoh brand coconut milk.
1 (13 1/2 -ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
1 1/2 pounds strawberries
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup heavy cream
1. In a medium heavy-bottom
saucepan, bring the coconut milk to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to a strong simmer and cook, stirring and scraping the bottom of the
pan frequently, until the mixture is reduced to one-half cup. Remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl, and refrigerate until cold (or chill in an ice
2. Set aside 8 small berries for garnishing. Hull the
remaining strawberries and cut in half if small or into quarters if large. In a medium bowl, toss the cut strawberries with the one-fourth cup sugar, Grand
Marnier, lemon zest, orange zest and orange juice. Let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature. Drain off the juice and reserve it. You should have about
one-half cup juice.
3. To the chilled coconut milk, add the heavy
cream and the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar and whip to medium peaks.
4. Just before serving, distribute the reserved juice
from the strawberries among eight martini glasses or serving bowls. Combine
three-quarters of the cut strawberries with the whipped coconut cream and fold
together. Divide the mixture among the glasses or bowls, spooning it in a layer
over the strawberry juice. Top with the remaining cut strawberries, then garnish
each with one of the small whole strawberries. Serve immediately.
Each serving: 269 calories; 2 grams protein; 19 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams
fiber; 22 grams fat; 16 grams saturated fat; 40 mg. cholesterol; 19 mg. sodium.
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