Total time: 25 minutes, plus at least 4 hours chilling time
Note: It's nothing less than a Meyer lemon miracle -- just three ingredients that set up like a mousse, but with more lively flavor and a lovelier consistency. This recipe is from Regina Schrambling's Feb. 14 story on dinner for two.
1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup superfine sugar
Juice of 1 Meyer lemon (about 1/4 cup)
1. Combine the cream and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring just to a simmer over medium-low heat and remove from the heat. Let stand until just cool, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
2. Stir in the lemon juice. Blend well. Divide between 2 goblets or small serving dishes and chill until firm, at least 4 hours and preferably overnight. Garnish with a sprig of mint, if desired, before serving.
Each serving: 546 calories; 3 grams protein; 39 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 44 grams fat; 27 grams saturated fat; 163 mg. cholesterol; 45 mg. sodium.
Shrimp tacos with pumpkin seed sauce
Total time: About 50 minutes
Note: A fabulous pumpkin seed sauce makes these shrimp tacos extraordinary. From Amy Scattergood's July 18 article about tacos. If you would like a spicier pumpkin seed sauce, double the amount of chiles.
1 bunch cilantro
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic