'COCONUTTY' STARFRUIT BAKED CHICKEN
Is there a dish that wouldn't look and taste better without starfruit slices on top? But don't stop there, take advantage of starfruit juice and pulp and add them to rice instead of water. They add a nice light taste that your diners will find hard to put a finger on. But you'll know- and besides, you're giving them a clue with starfruit slices on top.
Nonfat vegetable cooking spray
4 medium Florida starfruit (larger than the palm of your hand)
1 cup Thai ginger broth
1 14-oz. can coconut milk
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 tsp salt
2 cups uncooked basmati rice
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup fresh coconut, shredded
Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes, plus 35 minutes of baking
1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Use enough cooking spray to coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish.