ISO Fresh Passionfruit Ideas
- Jennalynn Mar 9, 2008 02:04 PM
I've got a neighbor who has a passionfruit vine that we share.
I now have a bunch of fresh purple passionfruit.
Any ideas of what to do?
Cut passionfruit in half, scoop out center mush and seeds. Use a seive to get the seeds out, and press the mush through the mesh. Dilute about 4 oz. pulp in 16 oz. water, and dissolve1/4 C sugar. Chill and serve over ice. (It might work better to combine everything and then strain; less fussing that way.) It's pretty strong, so you may want less than 4 oz.
The idea is that the passionfruit is best as a flavoring, like lemon or lime, rather than as the body of the drink or dish.
I can also imagine it combined with coconut in a croissant filling for instance.
Any where you might use lemon juice--- salad dressing, squeezed over fish. One of my favorite dishes now is pan grilled salmon with a passion fruit squeezed over.
In yogurt and fruit salads
In tea, hot or cold.
I usually don't bother to remove the seeds.
I add it to non-fat vanilla yogurt w/a sliced banana. Probably my favorite yogurt mix-in. Adding frozen blueberries to this when I have no fresh banana is also excellent combination.
All great ideas!
I did some more reading and realized I have to wait a bit for them to ripen more. But I've got some Fage yogurt in the fridge just waiting to become passionate ; )