Mh-mhh! Is there anything better at the moment than a sweet ripe star fruit !?
Went to visit friends and came home with a bag full of 50 star fruits. It’s star fruits time in Q-Aus !
Some people call them carambola because they grow on the “Averrhoa carambola” tree. Typically this time of year a carambola tree is laden with
fruits, more than one can eat while they are fresh and ripe.
The star fruits
are at home in East/Southeast Asia, the South pacific and are also cultivated in
other tropical areas like Latin America, the Caribbean and Southern US. They are rich in Vit C, antioxidants, potassium and are low in sugar even
when ripe. They taste wonderful. I hope in Northern countries you will find plenty of imports.
I picked some easy recipes to start with. I like to make up or change recipes according to my personal preferences and to what is available in the
kitchen and in the garden at the time of cooking. Below is my recipe for a star fruit and apple crumble which I altered from
4 big fully yellow star fruits
2 fairly big apple
Almonds approx. 0,75 cup to a cup after chopping
I cleaned the fruits, sliced the star fruits, quartered and sliced the apple, chopped a handful of almonds in the blender, mixed all together, scooped
it into a dish and baked it for 35 minutes. I did not add any sugar and I was just stunned by the perfect sweetness of the dish. The almonds served as
crumbles some still a bit chunky.
I also made deviled eggs with star fruits which i found to be so so yummy and refreshing. Here I also altered the
2-3 tbsp Yogurth
Basil and Garlic jives
Salt, Chilli or Pepper are optional
Boil the eggs hard, peel, half, separate and put the yellow part in a bowl and mash them coarsely
Chop the star fruits into very tiny cubes and add to the mashed eggs
Add the yogurth, herbs and spices and stir carefully
Scoop them into the egg halves
Decorate with a slice of starfruit to make the eggs look devilish with horns
Serve and eat them immediately otherwise the juice of the starfruits make the mash too runny. I served this dish with baked pumpkin on rosemary
Then there is this other recipe
which I will try out after I have been
shopping for the ingredients. I only will omit the sprinkle of sugar, I truly think it does not need it, but you suit yourself on this one
Puff pastry, cut to long platforms
Several starfruits, sliced
60g blue cheese
Prebake the pastry for 10 minutes then spread both types of cheese along the centre, distribute the starfruits over that part. Brush the sides with
the egg to give it a nice colour and bake for 5 minutes.
Bon appetite !
I still have a few starfruits left so if you know of some easy and healthy recipes please do share them