August 01, 2007

Banana, Parsley and Icecream

Banana parsley icecreamThe challenge in the They Go Really Well Together #2 challenge was to combine banana and parsley. I didn't have the time to do anything in time for the finishing date, but the combination came up yesterday during a dinner. So we tried an ultra-simple dessert: vanilla ice cream, banana and parsley.

Indeed, they went well together. The parsley adds freshness to the milder banana taste, and together with the icecream produces a very nice flavor reminiscent of green tea icecream. Parsley might go well in some fruit salads.

I also experimented with parsley and raspberries, but the taste was too "crowded". Parsley and dark chocolate provided a wonderful initial taste explosion, but the chocolate almost immediately overpowered the parsley.

Overall, parsley contains some interesting compounds that might be both tasty, cause diuresis and photosensitivity. The fun folklore surrounding it makes a great dinner discussion.

Posted by Anders3 at August 1, 2007 01:23 AM