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Oct 9, 2007 03:57 PM

Persimmon Guacamole & other persimmon ideas

There's a discussion about persimmons on the general board.

A local tv show just made a guacamole with persimmons. Not sure if that would be a good combo, but it surprisingly looked pretty.

2 ripe avocados, pits removed, flesh scooped out with a large spoon, put face down on a plate
1/4 cup red onions, finely chopped
1 Fuyu persimmon, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/4 inch dice
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 chipotle in adobo, seeded and minced + 2 teaspoons of the adobo sauce
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt

And to restate the instructions, uh ... mash avacado and mix in all else.

Here's a few past links on persimmon recipes on Chowhound.

Persimmon Vinegar

French Toast with Hachiya Persimmons filling

Persimmon goat cheese tart

Kind of surpised there's only one persimmon recipe on Chow, but maybe in the future this will link to more.

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  1. I wish I read this two weeks ago! I've been struggling with the persimmon question, too. I've tried persimmon pudding (baked), and persimmon cookies, and I find everything baked overpowers the subtle tropical-cinnamon flavour that I love about persimmons. I'm talking specifically about hayicha, which get all soft and gooey. So aside from just freezing them whole and then eating them as is, like sorbet, I've been a bit of a persimmon failure this season.

    Will try again next winter...