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. 

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

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.