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More Rhubarb Ideas (Soup, Salad, Sorbet, Granita, Salsa, Curd...)

Last Modified: 05/07/10
First Published: 05/07/10
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We love rhubarb around here, so why not add some more ideas to the list of possiblities of what to do with this interesting fruit.rhubarb

- To start with: of course rhubarb crumble, rhubarb coffee cake, rhubarb fool

- Chilled rhubarb soup (pureed, smooth, possibly with a touch of mint)
     - sweet with melon for dessert
     - savory with cucumber and yogurt/feta/goat cheese drizzle/topping

- Rhubarb sorbet

- Rhubarb granita

- Rhubarb salsa
    - utilizing the rhubarb raw like the tomato or onion (sour, tart, fresh). Mix with grilled habanero / tomatillo peppers, add garlic, cilantro, tomato

- Rhubarb chutney
   - cook the rhubarb in chunks for a couple of minutes with raisins, cinnamon sticks, ginger, onion, sugar, lemon

- Pickled rhubarb
    - longer stalk pieces or coins of rhubarb, uncooked, pickled with ginger, chili pepper

- White pizza with rhubarb drizzle
    - pizza without tomato sauce, with mozzarella cheese and Italian meats. Once it comes out of the oven, drizzle with a tart, fresh rhubarb sauce (raw/ slightly cooked rhubarb, touch of sugar, lemon, mint)

- Alternative vanilla pastry filled sweat wheat buns
   - when making the vanilla cream, add cooked (pureed, or slightly chunky) sweeteed rhubarb. Fill buns with rhubarb vanilla pastry cream

- Rhubarb curd  
   - variation on lemon curd: make rhubarb curd and fill pound cakes, angel food cakes, top with whipped cream and strawberries

- Rhubarb meringue pie
  - replace lemon curd in lemon meringue pie for rhubarb curd. You can also do the same with lemon tarts - make rhubarb tarts