Monday, January 17, 2005

Seeing Stars, Stars Stars ...

To much of a good thing? I think not!

     If like me ... you find  your self with waaaaaay to many star fruit on hand right now you may want to go Here <-- to get the recipes listed below.  

      Of course at my house we'll be leaving out the chicken, beef, pork and duck ... couldn't even bring my self to list the title for Star Fruit and Bologna eeek ... anyone know what's in that stuff anyway? You'll find ...  

Star Fruit Avocado Salad  *   Star Fruit Bread  *   Broiled Star Fruit over Vanilla Frozen Yogurt  *  Star Fruit Chicken Rice  *  Star Fruit Chicken Salad  *  Star Fruit Upside Down Cake  *  Star Fruit Cocktail  *  Star Fruit Fruit Salad  *   Sweet Star Fruit Relish  *  Avocado, Star Fruit and Wilted Spinach Salad  *  Star Fruit Sampler with Cranberry Coulis  *   Star Fruit Soup  *  Tropical Fruit Salad  *  Star Fruit and Ginger Drink  *  Fruit Salad Vinaigrette  *   Star Fruit Lobster Salad  *  Down Island Salsa  *   Shrimp and Star Fruit Salad  *  Chicken Star Fruit Stir Fry  *  Star Fruit Chutney  *  Tropical Fruit Napoleons  *  Marinated Sour Shrimp  *  Grilled Tuna and Star Fruit Salad  *  Butterhead and Mesclun Salad w/Grilled Star Fruit and Edible Flowers  *  Star Fruit Mui  *  Grilled Chicken and Star Fruit  *  Art Deco Salad  *  Duckling with Star Fruit Sauce  *  Star Fruit Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette  *  Fruit Exotica  *  Vietnamese Grilled Steak Wraps  *  Grilled Lemongrass Prawns  *   Pork Scaloppinis with Star Fruit  *   Lemony Star Fruit Kuchen  *  Baked Fish Fillets With Star Fruit * Star Fruit Steak  *        

      OK, Ill stop now, I'm starting to feel like Ol' Bubba on Forrest Gump ... you know the guy with all the shrimp ... lol. Maybe you live somewhere tropical enough to grow these yourself or maybe like me, you have friends like Aubrey and Cynthia that grow star fruit and other exotic fruit in there backyard and they share :-)

     If you have no idea what a star fruit is let me just say that they are a pleasure both to the taste and to the eye. They are a mild fruit and have a sweet but lemony taste, they have the texture of a not so overripe plum. Because of there shape these fruit look like little stars when they are sliced and that's how they got the name. If you've never tried them ... I would highly recommend that you do:-)                             

                           Happy Monday                                  

                            *** Coy ***

18 comments:

sylviam4000 said...

Not much chance of having too many star fruits here, they cost a bomb in the supermarket.
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ann7inflorida said...

Star Fruit, yum!
....But with bologna? Eeeek is right! ; )

dcmeyer420 said...

Wow! I want to meet your neighbors! I love starfruits! I mostly put them in salads or eat them raw. The recipes are a welcome addition to my limited cooking repertoire.

barbpinion said...

This entry is just tOOO much. So delightful. I think it's one of my favorites. Have a great week. *Barb* http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

jeanno43 said...

Star fruits are so expensive here, never buy them. xxxx

kristeenaelise said...

We don't have star fruit here in New Mexico, but my step mom brought me back some from Florida one time after a business trip and they are to die for.  They're so pretty too!!

Eat some for me, if you're not sick of them yet.

=) kris
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csandhollow said...

I love star fruit! I have been trying to get some but no luck. My fruit salad is just not the same without it.

nhd106 said...

Love star fruit...cool shot!  And as I was reading the recipes, I thought of Bubba before you wrote it....LOL!
Nancy
NancyluvsPix

cneinhorn said...

I've never tried these before! They are so pretty....sweet but lemony...sounds like lemonade ;-)  I will try these if I see them at Shoprite next time!  

njlittlebear said...

Yuk !  Starfruit is Blaaaah  

NJLB
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bookncoffee said...

Wow, I guess I've never heard of the star fruit.  Or if I did, I forgot!!!  

suzypwr said...

I love star fruit - but never considered putting them in a recipe! We have to actually go buy them in a store, though. No tropical fruit growing in 7 degrees. xoxo

quartrlyfecrysis said...

Mmm!  The first time I had star fruit was when I was about 7 or 8...my brother picked them out at the store instead of kiwi.  I've only had them in fruit salads, never really thought of them for soemthing else ;)  I like all the avacado ideas with it...a healthy change from my bacon and avacado sandwiches :)
Take it easy doll
xoxo~Bernadette

macroura said...

Star fruit are alittle pricey here too.  Now pomagranates... One year, a neighbor gave me 4 paper grocery bags of the dear things.  
I made pomagranate pie, drank pom juice, and snacked on them till everything in the house was stained.   Now I am expecting the attack of the surplus citrus.  Don't leave your car unlocked in Sun City unless you want a backseat full of grapefruit. :))  Thanks for the 'starry monday smile'  Sharon of Phoenix

ryanagi said...

Looks yummy! I've never tried starfruit. I don't think I've ever seen it at our supermarket. *sigh* that the problem with living so far north.

mzgoochi said...

Hi Coy! I've never had one, but this entry has me wanting one now. :o)

Lahoma

mommysquiettime said...

I didn't realize you could do so many things with star fruit!  I haven't had one for a LONG time....well, actually, the ONLY time I've had it was in Home Ec because we were trying new things.
It is DELICIOUS though!
Micheyle
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slowmotionlife said...

Hel loves star fruit [but I think he calls it something else.]  Growing up in the Philippines, these were a local fruit.  We only find them now in the Asian food stores.  I don't think I've ever actually tasted one, though.  I might need to do that!!  :D