Thursday, March 11, 2010

There's more to carambola than pretty garnishes

Excerpt from a 3/11/10 Miami Herald article by Maricel E. Presilla

Carambola is the pinup girl of tropical fruit, valued more for its comely shape (an unusual winged oval that yields starfish-like slices) and lovely skin (translucent and glossy, ripening to golden hues) than its substance.

Yet starfruit is more than a whimsical garnish for a cocktail. It can be a versatile cooking ingredient.

Carambola and the Campbell family
Cocina Recipe: Becky Campbell's Carambola