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Star fruit

Post by Mad Dilys » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:42 pm

I've just picked my first small crop of star-fruit. I haven't eaten them for years and now I remember why, I think they taste awful!
They do look quite decorative in a fruit salad if finely sliced, but they really need something tasty to cover their astringent taste in my opinion.
Anybody actually like them? :?


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Post by BENNU » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:51 pm

- Too sour for my taste, but very beautiful. I have seen people get upset, when they have eaten a slice from a desert plate without knowing what it was. I used them a lot in the eighties when it was advanced and exotic, but I never enjoyed anything but the look of them.

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Post by LovelyLadyLux » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:50 pm

I've had them in stir fry veggies. The shape adds an interesting look and if they're fried/hot the taste is ok combined with vegetables.

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Post by BENNU » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:55 pm

LovelyLadyLux wrote:I've had them in stir fry veggies. The shape adds an interesting look and if they're fried/hot the taste is ok combined with vegetables.
- I believe you :!: I have only had them in Northern Europe, so they have not had the chance to ripen before they were exported, and I have often wondered what they would taste like sunripe. They should be a little brown to be good, the ones I have had looked like plastic!

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Post by LovelyLadyLux » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:16 am

Yes Bennu actually the taste was relatively bland but the shape and colour added to the stir fry. Not sure how they'd taste fresh and ripe.

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Post by Mad Dilys » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:49 pm

Mine are dark orange some going brown and they still taste horrible. :lol:
I think if I can find the time I'll try slicing them and candying them, that might be the answer! :)
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Post by drwho » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:17 pm

Try chucking them in a big bucket of water a few kilo's of sugar see what happens in a month....ice lollies....8)
ps Iv'e got 8 pimm's lollies in the freezer as we speak.

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Post by Kevininabydos » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:43 pm

Mad Dilys wrote:
I think if I can find the time I'll try slicing them and candying them, that might be the answer! :)
Exactly what I was thinking! I have had them in stir-fry, with a good dollop of soy sauce some of the bitterness goes but they are an acquired taste.
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Re: Star fruit

Post by Mad Dilys » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:53 am

I had the chance to try some "over ripe" star fruit which were almost mahogany colour and changed my opinion completely. The smell too is delicious and invades my kitchen. Who would have thought it?
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Re: Star fruit

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:26 pm

I want to like star fruit but find they make my mouth go all dry and 'furry' - no matter how ripe or not they are.
I first tried them in the 1980's and do try them every now and again perchance my taste-buds may have changed, but no, they still taste of nothing and leave my mouth dry.
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