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Mar 18, 2009 06:58 AM

Any Use For Papaya seeds?

I love to eat and make drinks with jumbo papaya. The seeds have a peppery flavor that seems it can be a nice spicy ingredient. Any one use them in a recipe?

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  1. My mom is absolutely obsessed with papaya seed salad dressing (or at least was obsessed, these things come and go pretty quickly). It was indeed pretty darn tasty though on a salad with papaya and avocado. This looks at least very close to the recipe she used:


    1. After drying them, I mix them in with the other peppercorns in my peppermill.

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      1. While visiting my brother in Costa Rica (must be nice, eh?) I made a lovely dish with what I had there: a nice white fish similar to halibut (I have no idea what it was), a papaya, limone and butter, sugar and salt. IF you are adventerous enough to try it, here it is! Cook the fish in one skillet, cut the papaya crosswise and brown it on both sides with a super heated skillet and a sprinkle of demmerara. Then deglaze the papaya skillet with the limone juice and swirl a pat of butter to the sweet and tart juice with some seeds left behind from searing the papaya slices. Plate the fish, arrange the papaya slices partly on the fillet, partly on the plate, spoon the sauce over both, and using a micro plane top the whole plate with a touch of the limone rind. Outstanding fare with the sweet of papaya, sour of limone, and pepper of seeds, and it is colorful and lovely to look at. What more can we ask for? Btw, papayas here are LOUSY compared to the ones there!

        Best to you!


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        1. re: sewgirl

          LOL about the lousy papaya. I still love them. I will try your fish recipe.