- 2 x 400ml cans coconut milk
Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…
- 400ml full-fat milk
One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 vanilla pod
- 2 x 12g sachets powdered gelatine
A colourless, tasteless and odourless setting agent made from the boiled bones, skins and…
- handful coconut chips, toasted
A large hairy, brown nut that grows on the coconut tree, found throughout the world's…
For the pineapple salsa
Pour the coconut milk and milk into a saucepan, then add the sugar. Split the vanilla pod in half and scrape out the seeds, then add to the pan with the empty pod. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 5 mins.
Spoon 200ml of the hot mixture into a small bowl. Shake over the gelatine and whisk into the mixture until dissolved. If you have difficulty dissolving the gelatine, return the mixture to a gentle heat for 1-2 mins. See know-how below).Stir into the rest of the coconut mixture, discarding the vanilla pod. Pour into 6 x 200ml metal dariole moulds and place in the fridge for at least 2 hrs until firm with a slight wobble. Can be made up to 2 days ahead.
For the salsa, tip the sugar and ginger slices into a small saucepan and pour over 100ml water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for another 5-10 mins until it turns slightly syrupy and light golden. Leave to cool, then discard the ginger slices. The syrup can be made up to 1 week in advance.
To serve, dip each dariole mould into boiling water for a moment to loosen the panna cotta, then turn onto a serving late. Arrange the sliced pineapple beside each panna cotta and scatter with chopped chilli. Drizzle with ginger syrup to finish.