Papaya / Pawpaw

  • Darveniza Papaya Salad  To make dressing: 1 tablespoon palm sugar, 1 tablespoon of a good fish sauce,1 deseeded, finely chopped chilli (use whichever level of heat your family prefers) 1/4 finely chopped red/pink onion, I clove Australian garlic, juice of large lime - blend into a smooth paste. Peel, deseed mid-size, firm papaya, cut into quarters lengthways then into 5 mm thick pieces. Slice end off a firm Lebanese cucumber, cut in half lengthways, slice into 2.5 mm thick half moon shapes. Place papaya and cucumber in serving bowl and carefully pour dressing over the top and toss through gently. Place in fridge for at least an hour. Before serving, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and enjoy. Thanks to member Ruth Lipscombe for this contribution.
  • Papaya Seed Dressing  by Russell Reinhardt
    Use for fruit or green salads or as a meat marinade, especially with spare ribs.
    Place 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp. dry mustard, 1 cup tarragon vinegar and 1 tbsp. salt in a blender.
    Blend then gradually add 1 cup oil and 1 small minced onion
    When thoroughly blended, stir in 3tbsp papaya seeds