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Cochin pineapple-clove dessert

Cochin pineapple-clove dessert
Los Angeles Times

I loved Ismail Merchant's lyrical films, and I loved even more the freewheeling way he cooked, injecting a little of India into dishes that were essentially European and vice versa. And no one could light up a kitchen as he ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes plus chilling time | Servings: 6 to 8
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur such as Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 20 whole cloves

Step 1Place the pineapple pieces in a deep dish. Add the liqueur, lime juice, sugar and cloves. Mix, cover and chill for at least 1 hour and up to several hours (but pineapple will darken overnight).

Note: From Ismail Merchant.

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