Saturday, November 29, 2008

Roasted Grapes with Crema di Ricotta

Interesting,right?Now before you think I am crazy,let me explain:I was searching for something purple for FIC:Purple,and I hit on this at the EatingWell site.I had earlier roasted pears and was curious to try this recipe,if you call it a recipe that is.I was sure the grapes may burst and I may have to clean and clean the oven,but no,they came out as good as they went in.They can be taken as such,or with sweet dip/flavoured yoghurt.I served them with twisted version of crema di ricotta - creamy ricotta dip I from a TV Show. :D

Roasted Grapes

Ingredients:

Red Grapes
Salt
Pepper
Olive Oil

Preparation:

In a baking dish,mix together washed and drained grapes and other ingredients.Only very little oil is needed.Spread the grapes in a single layer and roast in a preheated oven at 450F for exactly 15 minutes.Take out and let it cool for 1-2 minutes.

Serve with crema di ricotta or vanilla yoghurt or as such.They tasted sweet-tangy-savoury-depending on the type of grape and amount of salt/pepper used.To tell you the truth I was happy they are still in one shape and not burst.Its nice and different from the normal grapes/grape recipes we consume.Also sometimes if the grapes are too overripe,the sauce may ooze out,but still they retain their shape.With crema di ricotta they were excellent.


Crema di Ricotta/Creamy Ricotta Dip
Creama di ricotta can actually be taken as such.Actual version by Mario Batali had ricotta cheese blended with sugar,cream cheese,goat cheese and sugar.I made it with just ricotta and cream cheese -both fatfree along with zero calorie splenda
LowFat/Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
Fat Free Cream Cheese
Sugar/Zero Calorie Sugar/Splenda


Blend all these together either by hand/blender to obtain a creamy dip.the ingredients can be adjusted as per your taste.It can be served at room temperature/chilled.It can be taken as such if you are a sweet n cheese lover or as a dip with roasted grapes or anything.


A warm plate of roasted grapes with chilled crema di ricotta is on its way to Daily Tiffin LowFat Dessert Table for the Monthly Mingle .

Relishing the roasted grapes dipped in creamy ricotta on Recipe Marathon Day #29,lets see who all have we left behind with just one more day to reach the finishing line:
1)DK 2) Srivalli 3) Ranji 4)PJ 5)Medha 6)Priya 7)Bhawna 8)Raaji 9)Ruchii 10)Anu 11)Kamala 12)Roopa 13)Divya Kudua 14)Rekha 15)Divya M 16)Lakshmi 17)Raaga 18)LakshmiVenkatesh 19) Sripriya 20)Viji 21)Kamalika 22)Pavani 23)Karuna 24)Roochi

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