Star Fruit Recipes Part 1

Star Fruit Chicken Rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 teaspoons mashed garlic
  • 6 medium star fruit
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt, black pepper and paprika to taste
  • minced cilantro leaves for garnish
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 4 pounds cooked chicken breast, deboned, cut into bite size pieces

In a medium pan, heat olive oil. Saute red bell pepper, scallions, garlic and star fruit over medium low heat until tender about 8 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and season with salt, pepper and paprika. Cook over medium low heat for 8 minutes. In a large cooking pot, combine this mixture with the rice and chicken and heat until serving temperature about 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander.

Star Fruit Avocado Salad

  • torn lettuce leaves
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced very thin
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 star fruit, sliced

On each of four salad plates, arrange a bed of lettuce. Layer the remaining ingredients in the order listed. Drizzle with lemon vinaigrette or your favorite dressing. Serves 4.

Star Fruit Bread
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar,
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon white wine
  • 2 cups star fruit, mashed
  • 1 cup chopped coconut

Preheat oven to 350F. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter and then cream in eggs. Blend in white wine and star fruit. Stir in flour mixture, blending thoroughly and then stir in coconut. Spoon into a well greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch bread pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Broiled Star Fruit over Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
  • 2 large star fruit, trimmed and each sliced into 8 stars
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 cups sugar free, fat free vanilla frozen yogurt

Place a broiler rack 6 inches from source of heat. Preheat broiler. Arrange star fruit slices on a baking sheet and brush with lemon juice. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Broil until sugar bubbles and begins to darken, about 2 to 3 minutes. Meanwhile, scoop frozen yogurt into 4 dessert dishes. Top each serving with 4 star fruit slices. Serve at once. Serves 4.

Star Fruit Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad:
  • 5 8 ounce chicken breasts, boneless
  • 4 star fruit, sliced
  • 2 red or yellow peppers, roasted, peeled and sliced
  • 10 cups lettuce greens

  • Oriental Mango Dressing:
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons basil, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 cups diced mango
  • 2 cups rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method: Grill chicken breast, cool and slice into strips. Place lettuce greens in the center of a large plate or platter and alternate; placing chicken strips, roasted peppers and star fruit slices around the greens. Dressing: Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl and slowly whisk in sesame and canola oil. Spoon over the top of salad. Serves 8 to 10.

Star Fruit Upside Down Cake
  • 3 to 4 star fruit, sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • juice of 2 passion fruit
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon each of vanilla and almond extract

Preheat oven to 350F. Arrange sliced star fruit in bottom of a greased 9 inch cake pan as close together as possible. Mix together 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar and passion fruit juice and pour into pan, turning so mixture covers bottom. Set aside. Cream together 1/2 cup of butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beat well. Mix together dry ingredients. Add flour mixture, alternately with milk, to butter mixture. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Pour into prepared cake pan. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until cake pulls away form sides of pan. Let cool for five minutes before inverting onto serving plate. 8 servings.

Star Fruit Cocktail
  • 1 star fruit, deveined
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • ice
  • 1/2 cup rum crystale
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 star fruit, sliced for garnish

Blend all ingredients except for garnish. Garnish with a slice of star fruit.

Star Fruit Fruit Salad

  • 1 sliced, seeded star fruit
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced

Lightly mix fruit with lime juice. Serve cold over lettuce leaves or as fruit cups.

Sweet Star Fruit Relish

  • 8 cups thinly sliced star fruit
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional

Wash and thinly slice star fruit, taking care to remove seeds. Cover with cider by vinegar and allow to stand overnight. Drain off vinegar. Combine star fruit with sugar and salt. Add cloves; which have been placed in a cheesecloth bag and lightly pounded. Cook gently to the consistency of preserves. Allow to stand overnight. Remove spice bag and reheat mixture to boiling. Pack into hot pint jars. Wipe jar mouths and adjust lids. Process in boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes. *Note: when making for long term storage it is probably best to omit the nutmeg if you do not want a dark relish, although it certainly adds to the flavor. Makes about 5 pints.

Avocado, Star Fruit and Wilted Spinach Salad

  • 1 tablespoon peanut or corn oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup Japanese rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound fresh spinach, stemmed, washed and dried
  • 2 star fruit, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced

In small, heavy skillet heat oil over medium heat, stir in cumin and cook for 30 seconds. Add onions and cook, stirring, until soft, about 2 minutes. Add vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce and red pepper flakes, stirring to mix well. In large bowl toss spinach with 3 tablespoons of warm dressing. Divide among 4 plates, arrange star fruit and avocado slices over top and drizzle with remaining dressing.

Star Fruit Sampler with Cranberry Coulis

Coulis:
  • 1 pound cranberries, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup grand marnier
  • grated zest of one orange
  • 2 whole star fruit, washed and sliced
  • 1 large mango, peeled and sliced
  • 2 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • mint and coconut to garnish
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese

Coulis: Simmer cranberries with water and sugar in a medium size saucepan over medium heat about 10 minutes or until skins pop. Puree berries and juice in processor or blender. Remove and strain liquid over medium size bowl. Stir in grand marnier and grated orange zest. Refrigerate for one hour. Remove from refrigerator and divide sauce among six dessert plates. Arrange slices of star fruit, mango and kiwi on top. Garnish with fresh mint and coconut. Serve with a dollop of mascarpone cheese.

Star Fruit Soup

  • 2 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 star fruit, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon grass
  • 1 teaspoon kaffir lime leaves, shredded
  • 4 ounces shallots, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons small tomatoes
  • 1 ounce fish sauce
  • 1 ounce black soya sauce
  • 1 ounce white soya sauce
  • 2 teaspoons coriander, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, shredded

Place the chicken stock in a saucepan and boil the drumsticks until tender. Add black and white soya sauce to taste. Put sliced star fruit, shallots, tomatoes, lemon grass and shredded kaffir lime leaves in the pan and season with fish sauce to taste. Cook further 5 minutes. To serve: Pour into one large or two individual bowls and decorate with coriander and red chilli. Serve warm or hot.

1 comments:

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