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Side Dish


Starfruit in Papaya-Orange Sauce

Dessert or tempting side dish; you decide. This fruit and sauce dish can stand alone or pair nicely with a slice of roast beef or a chicken breast. For dessert, I would do a taste test and add a little more brown sugar, unless you're spooning it over a slice of angel food cake.


2 Florida starfruit
1 Brooks' Solo papaya
6 oz. orange juice
1 tsp cornstarch
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes

How to cut starfruit   How to chop Solo papaya


1. With a vegetable peeler, take the brown tips off the points of the starfruit. Slice the starfruit into 1/4" slices. Poke out any seeds with a knife.
2. Cut a Solo papaya in half; discard the seeds, scoop out the flesh into a food processor or blender. Process or blend until smooth.
3. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice and cornstarch.
4. In a medium saucepan on high heat, add the orange juice mixture and brown sugar; stir until dissolved. When it begins to boil, turn it down to medium. Add the Solo papaya puree and combine. Add the starfruit slices. Simmer for 10 minutes. Turn starfruit at least once during simmering stage. Remove from heat.
5. If serving as a side dish, place starfruit on individual plates and spoon the sauce over them. Top with pomegranate seeds.

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