In my CSA box: Kubota squash, persimmons
- kleine mocha Nov 18, 2010 09:23 AM
I've had persimmons before, and they gave me a funny feeling in my mouth. Anybody know how to prepare them so as to avoid this?
Also have a lovely kubota squash--looks kind of like a pumpkin. Ideas on best way to fix it?
What kind of persimmon, are they tear-drop shaped or do they have a flat bottom?
Persimmons will give a bad taste in the mouth if they're not ripe, most important for the Hachiya (tear drop) type. You eat those when they are mush/soft. We're in the peak of persimmon season, so that shouldn't be a problem for the flat-bottomed ones.
This is a local place, however the website is very informative. The left column shows the items (over 1000) they sell and links onto a description, photo and usually has a few recipes linked at the bottom of each page.
There are two types of persimmons. One kind you can eat like an apple and the other needs to be prepared.