Anise Citrus Compote
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Combine first 3 ingredients.
Bring to boil and simmer 5 minutes; strain.
Peel oranges and grapefruit, removing all white part.
Cut oranges in half and slice.
Cut out grapefruit sections; squeeze about 1/2 cup juice from remaining membrane and add to anise syrup.
Arrange half the orange slices in deep bowl, then add grapefruit sections (reserve 3 for top) and remaining orange slices.
Top with reserved grapefruit sections.
Cover with anise syrup and chill.
At serving time, top with a lime rose: with a sharp knife, start at one end of lime and peel off a spiral strip about 1/2 inch wide, going around lime to other end.
Twist to form a rose.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.