Friday, November 21, 2008

Seafood Papaya Boats

Oh how I love recipes that can be labeled super simple. As in Super Simple Seafood Papaya Boats. Which are simply delicious.

Say that five times fast.

Even if you've never tried papaya before, give this a go. Papayas are in season this month.

1 ripe papaya (it should yield slightly to pressure, a little less than a ripe avocado)

seafood -- I used fake crab here, but baby shrimp is also yummy

wedges of lime to squeeze over

spoon, mouth, napkin

Cut the papaya in half lengthwise. Scoop out those little black seeds. I discard them, but read recently that the seeds are edible, with a peppery flavor that works well as a garnish or in salad dressing. (I've never tried this. Any faithful readers ever eaten the seeds?) Fill cavity with seafood and serve with wedges of lime. To eat, simply scoop out with spoon, leaving outside of papaya as the "bowl."
That's it! I hope you love this.



Blogger Pam Ryder said...

Hi Lynn! I love papayas! We scoop out the seeds, add a dash of butter, a squeeze of lime, a dash of ginger and bake at 350 for half an hour. Great with chicken or fish!

November 21, 2008 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Sounds yummy, Pam. I'll have to try that.

November 21, 2008 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Pam, I just made this. Oh my, is it delicious! The combination of butter and lime juice -- mmmm mmmm good!

November 21, 2008 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger the voice of melody said...

I'm sure it's absolutely delicious, plus it's a great presentation too. :)

November 22, 2008 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Thanks, voice of Melody. The zebra cake on your blog looks really pretty, too :)

November 22, 2008 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger The Bumbles said...

Hey Lynn - my hubby came across a super simple breakfast omelet - I posted the recipe he found online on our blog here...

November 22, 2008 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

The Bumbles: thanks for the super simple looking omelet in a bag! That looks right up my alley :) I'll definitely be giving it a try.

November 22, 2008 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger 50s Housewife said...

This looks really good! I'm not much of a seafood fan, but I may have to try it anyway. :)

November 23, 2008 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

Hi Lynn,
Thanks for leaving the nice comment on my blog. I'm gonna look around for your bread recipe and try it out!

November 23, 2008 at 8:29 PM  

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