Rhubarb from the garden

Fresh Rhubarb

I cut the first batch of rhubarb a few days ago from the garden. Debating what to make this recipe jumped out at me. The flavor profile was interesting: Vanilla beans, star anise, cinnamon. What I really liked was the presentation. It has rhubarb strips embedded and strips on top with a reduction syrup glaze. I ended up making some rhubarb sauce to go with it. Super easy to make and I highly recommend it if you have the time and some rhubarb in your garden or simply go to the markets and pick the reddest ones you can find. Here is Melissa Clark's recipe: Rhubarb pound cake