Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Gratuitous Use of Prickly Pears

Posted By on Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 8:33 AM

It's prickly-pear season and Ken Harvey, the executive chef at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort at 7000 N. Resort Drive is making the best of it. He's using the vibrantly colored fruit in a variety of interesting ways, according to a few e-mails I've gotten from the resort's public relations people in recent weeks:

Thanks for your interest in Chef Harvey. The dishes I'm aware of are a salad, a popsicle, a margarita and an ice tea all using the prickly pears.

A few days went by and I got another missive explaining all the ways Chef Harvey is using the delicious little desert fruits:


One of the juices served at brunch uses prickly pear juice and watermelon juice

Prickly pear is used with sauerkraut in the Canyon Cafe "Reuben"

It's used in a prickly pear salad dressing: prickly pear juice, sweet vinegar (apple cider or red wine), oil, raspberries or strawberries

The juice is also cooked down with sugar to create a glaze for chicken and fish

That's what I'm talking about. There's more on the resort and its restaurants over here.

Tags: , , ,

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Adam Borowitz

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
DO(OM) Yoga

DO(OM) Yoga @ Floor Polish

Sundays, 8-9 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Free Mozart and Beethoven Concert

Members of True Concord are joined by pianist Stephen Carlson for quintets by Mozart and Beethoven in… More

@ Dove of Peace Lutheran Church Sun., April 22, 2-3:30 p.m. 665 W. Roller Coaster Road.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Antigone Books To Be Sold to Three Employees (If They Can Raise Some More Cash) (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. The Weekly List: 17 Things To Do In Tucson This Week (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Record Store Day Becomes Record Store Week at Zia (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Know Yourself! Know Your Rights! Teens to Gather at Joel D. Valdez Main Library to Connect with Activism, Art, Each Other (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. The Weekly List: 24 Things To Do In Tucson This Week (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation