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Papaya, Mango and Strawberries with Basil Simple Syrup and Fresh Lemon

A Simple and Elegant Fruit Dish – an inspiration from a visit to Manzanillo, Mexico. Papaya, Mango and Strawberries with Basil Simple Syrup and Fresh Lemon:  allow the papaya and mango to fully ripen; cut into small chunks, toss with the juice of 2 lemons and the zest of the lemons. Add in a handful of sliced strawberries. Gently mix.

Basil Syrup:

2 Cups white sugar, 1 1/2 cups water, 3 tablespoons corn syrup – bring slowly to a boil over medium heat. Add a large bunch of finely chopped basil and reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Toss with the fruit and allow to meld in the refrigerator at least a few hours before serving. It looks like a sunrise served in a tall glass.

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One response

  1. What an amazing picture of a papaya. You know used to live in South America and the papaya was incredibly delicious. This picture reminds me of those except the mangos in Ecuador are much larger like the size of a football. Anyways, Cheers!

    November 10, 2009 at 2:31 PM

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