Monday, November 10, 2008

Fruit, Veggies and a new link

Man, do I love me some local star fruit!!!




Looking for a little immunity boost?

Garlic, shallots, zucchini, radishes, spinach, spring onions and cimmichurra sauce.

Saute garlic and shallot in butter, then add the radishes. Next add the zucchini, cook to desired "done-ness" . Next add fresh sliced spinach. When the spinach wilts add in 2 tbsps of chimmicura sauce, stir and last toss in the spring onions or scallions. Serve nice and warm.

I had some stone crabs with it.

Please take some time and read Keith's site . He has posted some pictures of his results eating a paleo/EV diet. His Blog is EXTREMELY well written and supplies great information and inspiration. His link is new on the right.

ENJOY.



9 comments:

MizFit said...

it has been AGES SINCE I HAVE EATEN STAR FRUIT!

(yep. caps-worthy.)

thanks for the reminder as I think my toddler has never even seen one!

Marc said...

They grow easily here in South Florida and my kidlets love them.
Although they still tap me for seed removal ;-)
I never knew..but they have some of the highest vitamin c content of any fruit. I dig the other name it is known by "Bilimbi" ;-)

Marc

sarena said...

I love starfurit. Care to ship some??

Marc said...

Sarena,
I'll see what I can do about that.
I won't be at the farmers market this Saturday, so it would the next one.

Marc

sarena said...

Hey I was kidding but if you really wanna...I wont say no thats for sure!

theorytopractice said...

Some great culinary ideas here, Marc! I love the Cuban influence on the southern Florida food scene -- it very much reminds me of the Mexican influence I grew up with in south Texas. A co-mingling of cultures with fantastic results!

Keith

Son of Grok said...

What is star fruit? We must not have it locally because i have never seen it!

Marc said...

Thank you Keith!


SOG;

The star fruit or carambola is a tropical fruit that is gaining popularity in the United States. This fruit acquired its name from the five pointed star shape when cut across the middle of the fruit. It has a waxy, golden yellow to green color skin with a complicated flavor combination that includes plums, pineapples, and lemons.

Originally from Sri Lanka and the Moluccas, and cultivated in Southeast Asia and Malaysia for several hundred years, this fruit also goes by many other names including: bilimbi, belimbing, Chinese star fruit, five-angled fruit and the star apple. Today, star fruit flourishes in south Florida and Hawaii because the fruit thrives on growing in a warm environment. Two types of star fruit are grown, tart and sweet. Tart varieties typically have narrowly spaced ribs, while sweet varieties tend to have thick, fleshy ribs. The tastes between the two are hardly distinguishable, as the tart variety still has some sweetness. This tropical fruit is readily available July through February.

Star fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C, is low fat, and naturally sodium and cholesterol free.
Grabbed that from a quick google search.
It does thrive here due to our warm and humid climate.
Were are you located?

Son of Grok said...

I am in New Mexico. Probably why I have never seen it. Our climate here is far from tropical. I may have to give this one a try if the opportunity presents itself. It is definitely a cool LOOKING fruit. :-)