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what to do with hibiscus leaves besides tea?

I bought a bag out of curiosity and now have no ideas besides tea. Any thoughts or recipes?

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  1. Enchiladas de flor de jamaica (a quick search brings up many recipes):
    http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/201...

    Chow's version of agua de jamaica was our house drink last summer. Vodka was a great addition:
    http://www.chow.com/recipes/10645-agu...

    A Chow search brings up a few other ideas.

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        1. I've seen recipes for hibiscus margaritas using hibiscus leaves. I think in an old Bon Appetite, check epicurious.com .

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          1. Hibiscus Leaves or Flowers(calyces)?

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            1. re: chefj

              Thanks for catching that. Flowers

              1. re: suzigirl

                Agua Fresca of course
                Here is a link to Pati's Mexican Table and while I can not vouch for her recipes it will give you and Idea about some less common ways of using your Hibiscus Flowers.
                http://patismexicantable.com/cgi-bin/...
                The Flowers are very versatile, their herbal and tart flavor lends itself to many applications.
                I have used them for:
                Meat or Fish Marinades
                To flavor Custards, Panna Cottas, Sorbet, Ice Cream and Dessert Sauces.
                With Veal Stock to make a sauce for Fowl or Meat (Lamb in particular
                )As a Gastric with Foie Gras

                1. re: chefj

                  Beautiful. That gives me some jumping points. I like the savory ideas. I like the blend of savory paired with the tart sweet of the flowers. And thank you for all the ones who said they are also called Jamaica flowers

                  1. re: suzigirl

                    I do not think that it has any sweetness at all, but perhaps you associate it with sweet things. I find the same faux-effect with Diners when incorporating flavors that are almost always associated with sweets into completely savory dishes.

                    1. re: chefj

                      I do associate it with sweets, I guess.