We have Emeril’s children’s cookbook There’s A Chef in My World: Recipes That Take You Places. In it this dessert is named “Strawberry-Rhubarb Irish Crumble.” Did you know that rhubarb is prevalent in Irish cooking? Coupled with oats, another Emerald Isle staple, this crumble is Irish all the way.
If you’ve never had rhubarb – or aren’t sure you like it – this is the perfect recipe to try. We had stores of it chopped up in our freezer from last summer’s crop, but I’ve also seen it fresh in the store just recently. This recipe will work well with either fresh or frozen rhubarb.
It’s rustic yet gorgeous in the pan and on the plate. Then, you dig in and get that crispy, golden crumble with a little saltiness, and that hot and gooey strawberry rhubarb filling – sweet from the strawberries and tart from the rhubarb. Oh happy day. Homemade vanilla ice cream on top optional… but it should be mandatory, I mean, who are we kidding?