Cooking, eating, Food

Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Tamarillo Or Tree Tomato

You can eat this healthy, exotic and tropical South African native fruit in salads, juices, stews, roasted, in bread, or simply, cut them in half and eat them fresh. Your choice. But I guarantee you that you will love this fruit any way you decide to eat it.

Red Tamarillo Salad With Basil

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It is South American native but you can grow it in your back yard from seed or a small plant bought in a nursery in your area.

Tamarillo Juice…Yummy!

It is a small-growing shrub or semi-woody tree reaching heights between 10-18 feet (3-5.5 mts.).

Tamarillo trees bloom in early spring, producing fragrant pink flowers. These blooms will eventually give way to small, oval or egg-shaped fruit, reminiscent of plum tomatoes—hence the tomato tree’s name.

Tamarillo Sesame Pork With Ginger

Tamarillo Loaf Cake

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Baked Tamarillo With Maple Syrup And Crème Fraiche

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Self -Quarantined? Easy Recipe to Cook and Lift Your Spirit Today!

Chickpea Soup Italian Pasta Recipe

Nice rendition of a universal theme. You can take this in any direction you want. I’ve always used white beans and skipped the pasta. All kinds of meats can be added.

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In the past, I’ve added braised lamb chunks, smoked ham hocks, Italian sausage….all delicious. A salad, a loaf of bread.

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This recipe is easy to follow, quick to make and tastes amazing!

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It Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 sprigs rosemary, minced
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 (15-oz.) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 8 oz. cavatelli
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. minced parsley
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving

Instructions

Heat oil in a 6-qt. saucepan over medium-high; add rosemary, celery, carrot, and onion and cook until soft, 8-10 minutes. Add stock and chickpeas; simmer 5 minutes. Remove half the chickpeas and purée until smooth; return chickpeas to pan. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Stir in parsley and serve with Parmesan cheese.

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Cook French Fries the Exotic Lebanese Way 1 Full Recipe for You to Enjoy!

COOK FRENCH FRIES THE EXOTIC WAY

 

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Recipe: Lebanese Spiced French Fries

 

Ingredients

 

1 recipe Crispy Skinny French Fries
4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chipped
1 large red Fresno chili, thinly sliced
1/4 of a fresh lime
1 tablespoon za’atar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

 

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Instructions

 

Make the Crispy Skinny French Fries according to the recipe.
When you pull the fries from the hot oil, briefly drain them and then add them to a stainless steel bowl in batches. Toss them, in the bowl with a generous sprinkle of the za’atar and salt mixture.

 

Repeat until all of the fries are cooked and seasoned.

 

Toss them with the cilantro and chili and lightly squeeze the lime juice over the top of the fries.

 

Accompany these delicious french fries with a:

CHAR-CHA LEBANESE HAMBURGUER

 

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For the Ketchup:

 

¼ cup ketchup
¼-½ teaspoon cloves to taste
Stir together the ketchup and cloves until well combined.

Start with ¼ teaspoon and increase to ½ teaspoon if a stronger flavor is desired.

Serve the ketchup with the fries.
Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

 

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2 Healthy Exotic Food Recipes for you to Enjoy!

Healthy Exotic Food to satisfy the most demanding palate!

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Spiced Pan-Roasted Chicken with Olives, Figs, Mint

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1 whole chicken, cut up into 8 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) avocado oil (like this) or Schmaltz (page 235)
  • 1 cup (160 g) sliced shallots (about 2–3 medium)
  • 6 dried figs (like these), roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (135 g) kalamata olives
  • 1 cup (240 ml) white wine
  • 3 sprigs thyme

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C) and place a large, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken all over with the salt and pepper. Add the oil to the skillet and swirl to coat. Once shimmering, add the chicken, skin side down and allow it to sear for 5–10 minutes, or until the skin is brown. Flip and cook for 2–3 minutes on the other side. Remove to a platter.

 

2. o the hot pan, add the shallots and figs and sauté for 2–3 minutes, or until the shallots are golden brown. Add the olives, wine and thyme sprigs and boil for a minute or so, scraping up any browned bits that have stuck to the bottom of the pan.

 

3. Return the chicken to the pan, skin side up and place in the oven. Roast the chicken for 30 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

Healthy Exotic Food Recipe to cook Thai Curry Vegetable Soup

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Ingredients

 
Serves 4
 
Produce
  • 1 bunch Baby bok choy
  • 1 Handful Cilantro, fresh
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, fresh
  • 1 Lime
  • 1/2 Red onion
  • 1 Sweet potato (about 1 lb.), small
     
Canned Goods
  • 1 13 oz can Coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 4 cups Vegetable or chicken broth
     
Condiments
  • 1/2 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 Sriracha

 

Pasta & Grains
  • 3 1/2 oz Rice vermicelli noodles
     
Baking & Spices
  • 1/2 tbsp Brown sugar
     

Oils & Vinegars

  • 2 tbsp Neutral cooking oil

     

INSTRUCTIONS

 

  • Prepare the vegetables for the soup and garnishes first, so they’re ready to go when needed. Mince the garlic and grate the ginger using a small-holed cheese grater. Peel and dice the sweet potato into one-inch cubes. Wash the bok choy well, then chop into one-inch strips, separating the fibrous stalks from the delicate green ends. Thinly slice the red onion and roughly chop the cilantro.

 

  • Add the cooking oil to a large soup pot along with the minced garlic, grated ginger, and Thai red curry paste. Sauté the garlic, ginger, and curry paste over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.

 

  • Add the diced sweet potato and chopped bok choy stalks to the pot (save the leafy green ends for later) along with the chicken or vegetable broth. Bring the pot to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.

 

  • While the soup is simmering, bring a small pot of water to a boil for the vermicelli. Once boiling, add the vermicelli and boil for 2-3 minutes, or just until tender. Drain the rice noodles in a colander and set aside.

 

  • Once the sweet potatoes are tender, add the coconut milk, fish sauce, and brown sugar to the soup. Stir, taste, and adjust the fish sauce or brown sugar if needed. Finally, add the bok choy greens and let them wilt in the hot soup.

 

  • To serve, divide the rice vermicelli among four bowls. Ladle the soup and vegetables over the noodles, then top with red onion, cilantro, a wedge or two of lime, and a drizzle of sriracha.

 

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