Monday, March 22, 2010

CULINARY MONDAY

Lychee
Now I know most of you have probably heard of or even eaten this incredible fruit. I first discovered it in Mexico last year. It was on the breakfast bar and a friend who was with us told me I had to try them. Well I was blown away! Why had I never heard of this before?
They are small round sweet & delicious fruits from China. They are native in the southeast Asian areas , but also grown in Florida as well as California. They are one of the most delectable things I've ever put into my mouth.
They have a bright red shell casing and a smooth creamy flesh with a large seed in the middle that will just pop out. Kinda like the seeds inside of a peeled grape. The taste is kinda peachy, cherry, bananaish. It's hard to describe. But trust me TRY one. They are at their peak during June- September. Just pop them out of their shell and into your mouth. You will thank our sweet Lord with every bite!

I'm looking for a recipe to incorporate them. (First I'll have to find someplace in our area that actually sells them) If you have a recipe, do share.
Thanks all, Have a GREAT day! GOD'S BEST to you all!!!

4 comments:

parTea lady said...

I've seen this fruit, but have never tried it. After reading your review, I'll be sure to try Lychee if I have the opportunity.

Angela McRae said...

If you do find a source, let me know! These sound yummy! (Love your new pink banner, by the way!)

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling, long time no visit, I've missed you. Luv, I have heard of the fruit, but never tasted one, so I can't be of any help with a recipe, but I will look forward to yours when you find it. Wishing you a spring season full of blessings my friend.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Home At Last! said...

These are available as a fresh fruit from DeKalb Farmers Market and canned from just about any Asian market including H-Mart on Riverdale Road in ATL.

This is a favorite of all my sisters who lived in Madagascar in the 70's.