Saturday, 21 February 2015

Lemongrass and Pineapple tea

In a rather nostalgic mood, I decided to make this tea,(a natural remedy) a favourite in most Ghanaian homes to beat the 'fever and cold'. Mum made this tea each time we had pineapple skins available. 'Waste not' was her motto, hence whether I had a fever or not this tea was always available. Enjoy the recipe inspired by my Mum. 

Ingredients 
1 whole medium pineapple, cut into chunks with the skin and hull attached. ( you can also use the skins of pineapple) 
1 medium sugarcane cut lengthways 
1 large lime cut into quarters
200g of fresh lemongrass leaves (mostly available in tropical countries) or 4 stalks of lemon grass (which is readily available in most supermarkets)
20g of Ginger cut into chunks 
1.5 litres of water


Method
Place the Pineapple, Sugarcane, Ginger, Lemongrass and lime into a saucepan.


Place in a medium heat and cook for about 45minutes, where the juice has halved in quantity. 


Remove from the heat and leave to rest for about 3 minutes. 
Serve in a mug and sip, just like you would a perfect cup of tea. 
Enjoy the flavours and escape into a tropical bliss. 

All photos are by the owner of this blog.