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."
Labels: main dishes