Posted on | July 30, 2007 | 51 Comments |
Thanks to all those who participated in the AFAM poll. Sorry dear Lychee haters, but the clear winner is this tropical beauty also known as Litchi. Well, the season is almost over; but sure you can find some canned ones or some Lychee Puree or some Lychee Drink. A variety of Lychee products are available at your local Asian markets.
Think you can’t do much with Lychees? Check out this page: http://www.lycheesonline.com/recipes.cfm , there are about one hundred recipes here, from sweet to savory, from appetizers to main dishes, from desserts to drinks along with some salads and soups and more. There is something for everyone!
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A Fruit A Month event started by Maheswari of Beyond the Usual. Thanks Maheswari for giving me the opportunity to host this event.
So, ready to get cookin’? Here is how you participate in AFAM:
1. Prepare a dish with Lychees, Lychee Puree, Lychee Juice or any other Lychee product and post the recipe on your blog in the month of August.
2. Add a link back to this event announcement, and feel free to use this logo:
3. Please send me an e-mail to MailLiveToEat@gmail.com with the following info.
- Subject Line: AFAM
- Your name
- Your blog name
- A picture of the dish if you have one.
Or you can just leave a comment in this post with this info, I will come and get the picture.
4. Non bloggers can e-mail me the recipe and the picture and I will include it in the round up.
5. Deadline is August 25th and the round up will be posted before the end of August.
Looking forward to all the delicious entrees.
To get the ball rolling, here is a super simple recipe.
- 12 Lychees (Fresh or canned)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- a few spoons of Orange Marmalade
Peel and remove the pit from the Lychees. (I just couldn’t remove the pits from fresh Lychees without tearing the fruits, so I gave up and used canned ones. )
Stuff some orange marmalade inside the lychees where the pit used to be.
In a heavy sauce pan, add sugar and water and bring to a boil on high heat and cook till the sugar dissolves completely.
Pour 1/3rd of the sugar syrup into a small bowl and keep aside.
Add the prepared lychees to the remaining sugar syrup in the pan and stir gently and cook till the sugar is caramelized and turns into deep brown color.
Add the rest of the sugar syrup and stir gently to combine and remove from the stove.
Serve over ice cream.
Recipe adapted from http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_25594,00.html
These were delicious. We had ours with pineapple-coconut ice cream.
Check out my other Lychee recipes:
some more from the net
- Archana’s Lychee-Lemongrass Cooler
- Jyothsna’s Lychee Yogurt drink
- Lychee Kheer
- And a bunch of stuff…