Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Name that fruit!

(Insert catchy game show music here!)

Okay friends, it is time to play one of my favorite games...Name.  That.  Fruit!  (Applause!) 


This lovely fruit, which I think looks like a petrified strawberry, was spotted today at our favorite fruteria.  Hubby was told the name, but since Hubby has a memoria de Teflon*, he forgot it in the 5 minutes that it took him to get home.  (*Teflon Memory: Nothing sticks to it!) 

In all honesty, I am not the adventurous type.  At least not where food is concerned.  But this is a fruit, so it can't be that bad.

The inside of the fruit was not what I expected.  (Although, I'm not really sure exactly what I expected!)  It looked and tasted like a grape.  Pretty darn good. 


Now for the Million Dollar Question...What is it?  

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*NOTE: "Million Dollar Question" is just an idiom .  No money will be awarded for the right answer.  :) But isn't the knowledge that you know the correct name for this fruit reward enough?

14 comments:

  1. Yay! We have a winner already! Liz, you had the right answer! :) Congrats! :)

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  2. Saw these just along the road today...believe litchi is the correct spelling?

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  3. Or lychee. Similar but hairier are rambutan. Both are grown in Mexico. For a great hot weather treat, lychees are great frozen.

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  4. I wish I were mature enough for this contest buuuuuttt, I'm not. :D I'll hang back and not soil your blog! ;D So they are good though? Huh, well if I see some I'll pick 'em!

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  5. A type of lychee. We have 'em here too. And I love the fact that your hubby has memoria de teflon. I do too!

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  6. YUM, Lychees, had a tree in our yard growing up in Hawaii. Good very chilled and they even make martinis with them!
    They are expensive, probably because the first few years that you have the tree you should trim off most of the emerging fruit so that the young tree can focus their energy on growing rather than producing fruit. After two or three years you can let the tree produce fruit normally. Maximum fruit yield begins after the tree is about 10 years old

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  7. I love them!!! VERY VERY impossible to find in Arkansas (like never have even come close to seeing them) but my many trips to Texas and the border towns yummo! I had a lychee sorbet once that was AWESOME!

    Decided to check out your "other" blog finally - I tune in to the weight loss daily but hadn't checked this out. Adding to my "follow" list!

    :-)

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  8. lychees this year have been very plentiful (i read most lychees in mexico come from sonora). last year, they were about 30 pesos per 1/4 kilo; this year, 30 pesos per kilo! so i bought a kilo, ate most of them raw, and the rest were blended into a slurry for lychee martinis. :)

    i don't have one, but if you have an ice cream maker, lychee ice cream is freakin' amazing!

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  9. Ooooh! My kids love those! We pick them up every chance we get!

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  10. Absolutely hilarious!! I just asked my 7 yo half Mexican daughter Erika if I could drop her off at her tia Isabel's house in Tlaxcala for the summer and she told me that she'd do just fine learning spanish here in the house! ha ha ha, I love it!

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  11. They are lychee, as many above have identified. In the USA they are typically found in Asian markets.

    The easiest way to eat them is to roll them against your palms or a hard surface like a counter until the skin splits. Then slip the fruit out of the skin, put it in your mouth, bit it and spit out the seed.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where between our Vietnamese ex-BF and the current Mexican BF, we've become quite an expert on exotic fruit.

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  12. Oh my goodness- I thought I'd tried all the fruit there was. I love it. Wish I could find it somewhere. Maybe an Asian market somewhere- not sure where though. Just checked out your blog- what a wonderful story you have. Visiting from SITS.

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