Friday, July 1, 2011

Pawpaw - vegetable or fruit? Or both?

I've just discovered pawpaw as a veggie! I've made an Asian style pawpaw salad before, which is really nice, however cooking it as a vegetable is delicious. I've only used really green pawpaws for both. As a cooked vegetable it's very similar to parsnip in taste. I've tried it roasted as well as fried. It's really nice fried in butter with garlic and onion. If you have a tree, give it a try, you will be pleasantly surprised.

1 comment:

  1. Next you'll be cooking with raw mango! I firmly believe fruit belongs in dessert, and vegetables belong in savory dishes.
    (And by 'fruit' and 'vegetable', I mean normal diners' understanding, not a biologist's definition. Tomato will always be a vegetable in the kitchen, even if it's a fruit in a biology textbook.)