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Papaya and pomegranite

Soop Feb 1, 2009 02:39 AM

I got one of each, but I have no idea what to actually do with them. Any recipes?

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  1. enbell RE: Soop Feb 1, 2009 09:27 AM

    For the papaya, I vote to let is stand on its own. A wonderfully ripened papaya is truly hard to beat. Is it ripe yet, what does it look like?
    As for the pomegranate, they, too, can be fun to eat. The seeds are great additions to salads. And I am sure a quick search will lead you to some jam or syrup recipes. Homemade pom syrup over a crisp waffle...mmmmmmm.

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      Soop RE: enbell Feb 2, 2009 12:26 AM

      In the end, I ate one half raw, and the other baked with 5 spice, cinnamon, fresh vanilla and butter.

      The second one was better.

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        enbell RE: Soop Feb 2, 2009 12:34 PM

        Show-off.....just kidding :) I've never thought of baking papaya. Hmmm, I'll wait until they're in season up here (cheaper), and maybe I'll give it a go. Thanks fot the idea!

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          Soop RE: enbell Feb 3, 2009 12:36 AM

          :D I got that idea when I seached papaya, and someone suggested that (without the vanilla)

    2. kchurchill5 RE: Soop Feb 2, 2009 12:44 PM

      Papaya and onion grilled with some olive oil s/p and then diced up. Mix with some of the pomegranate seeds, a light citrus vinaigrette as use as a wonderful salsa served over baked chicken I would use some ground walnuts or pecans, some bread crumbs and some fresh cilantro, lightly breaded and baked or you can pan saute if you want. Add the wonderul roasted fruit salsa over the chicken. Healthy and quick and easy

      Grilled mango just with s/p is wonderful over chicken and fish

      Pomegranates great in salad dressings on on salads with goat cheese apples, pears, walnuts a savory blue cheese dressing. Lots of possibilities.

      A fresh pomegranate seeds sauted with apple juice and port wine is amazing over a grilled pork tenderloin stuffed with crimini mushrooms and goat cheese. Stuff the pork, grill and then top with the reduction of a pomegranate wine and fruit glaze.

      Mash up a couple of seeds, add to vodka, some oj and a great cocktail

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        nickblesch RE: Soop Feb 2, 2009 12:58 PM

        A bit late, apparently, but for next time: A Thai restaurant I ate at in Seattle served my meal with a small salad on the side that was thinly julienned papaya, carrot, and red onion, with very thin rings of thai chili pepper (serrano or jalapeno would work, and either would be less spicy) and some cilantro leaves. It was all raw, crunchy, spicy, sweet, and delicious. :D

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          enbell RE: nickblesch Feb 2, 2009 01:49 PM

          I have had a similar dish, in Edmonds WA of all places. I wonder if this is a regional thing (probably not). But baking papaya never occured to me until now :)

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            kchurchill5 RE: enbell Feb 2, 2009 02:16 PM

            Hahaha, similar one in Sarasota, FL with grilled fish it was over the top of it. Very good.

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              enbell RE: kchurchill5 Feb 2, 2009 02:18 PM

              mmmmmmm :)

        2. kchurchill5 RE: Soop Feb 2, 2009 02:47 PM

          One of my favorite dishes combine the two but seperate in a way. I make a papaya salsa or salad. Mango, cucumber, red pepper, onions, jicama and pears tossed with a sweet pomegranate vinaigrette. This was served with grilled chicken and a mashed pomegranates. I basically found a recipe to mash them add some garlic and a little fruit juice to thin it out. I also added some pear and a bit of honey. It was almost like a cranberry like sauce. Just a little on the side was a nice tart accompany to the sweet and cool salsa of the mango Very tasty. The chicken was just grilled with salt, pepper and a dash of cumin I believe.

          1. Paula76 RE: Soop Feb 3, 2009 07:54 AM

            For the pomegranate seeds, I would definetely recommend the national Mexican Independence Day dish: Chiles en Nogada. They are truly delicious. They can also be added to bulgur pilafs and salads, as suggested before.
            Papaya is yummy just with a bit of lime juice, Greek yogurt and honey on top for breakfast or dessert. Enjoy!

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