Fresh Berries with Warm Tequila-Lime Foam
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Advertisement
Toss pepitas, maple syrup, oil and salt in a small bowl. Spread the mixture on the prepared baking sheet. Bake, stirring frequently, until fragrant, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool (the pepitas will crisp as they cool).
Meanwhile, cut any large berries in half or quarters. Combine the berries in a large bowl.
Fill a large saucepan with 1 inch water and set it over medium-high heat. Whisk egg yolks, sugar, tequila, orange juice, lime zest and lime juice in a stainless-steel bowl large enough to rest in the pan without touching the water. Adjust the heat so the water is at a low simmer and nestle the bowl into the pan. Whisk the yolk mixture constantly until thick and fluffy and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the espuma registers 145 degrees F, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove the bowl from the pan.
Serve the berries with the espuma and pepitas. Garnish with more lime zest if desired. Serve immediately.
To make ahead: Store pepitas (Steps 1-2) airtight at room temperature for up to 1 day.
1 fat, 1 fruit, 1/2 medium-fat protein, 1/2 other carbohydrate