Sunday, April 8, 2012

Rhubarb Compote

What exactly is a compote?

1. Fruit preserved or cooked in syrup.
2. A dish consisting of fruit salad or stewed fruit

I used some of my rhubarb bounty this weekend to make a rhubarb compote. So easy, so versatile.

6 C rhubarb, washed and chopped

1/2 C fresh orange juice
1/2 C organic turbinado sugar

Combine all ingredients in a large flat-bottomed pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and simmer gently for about seven to ten minutes. Rhubarb will begin to soften. Uncover and continue to cook another five minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool.

With this batch, we went sweet, serving it on top of our pane di pasqua.

...and savory, serving it on top of a grilled salmon.

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