18 fresh lychees or rambutans, peeled ( or 1 x 425 g can)
6 clementines, tangerines or satsumas
50 g dark muscovado sugar
200 ml water
500 ml Sake
Fortune cookies or other light biscuit to serve
Peel the lychees or rambutans and place in a deep serving bowl. Peel the clementines separate the segments making sure none of the white pith is attached and add to the bowl.
Place the sugar, water and sake in a pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, pour over the fruit, stir gently together and set aside.
Serve in little bowls with a fortune cookie.
Note – If using canned lychees or rambutans use the syrup they come in instead of the water and only 30 g of muscovado sugar.
From archive of my Cheat’s Dinner Party column Stella Magazine first published 6th January 2008