I am on a mission to explore just how many ways there are to enjoy Papaya, a fruit which takes me back many years to my childhood. In Nigeria, Papaya is fondly called Pawpaw and is widely enjoyed as a snack. But Pawpaw is a lot more versatile and can be eaten in so many ways, and I am enjoying discovering these different ways.
Whether you live in the tropics where there is an abundance of Papaya fruit, or you are only able to buy Papaya at your local supermarket (thanks to globalisation!), then you need to stay tuned to see what I get up to with my stash of Papaya which is now in season at my local Coop Supermarket, who by the way, stock FairTrade Papayas from Brazil. Last week, I featured a breakfast recipe incorporating Papaya and Fonio, which is an absolute must-try for a lazy Sunday morning. And, guess what? I’ve got a few more Papaya recipes coming up on the blog soon too – You don’t want to miss these, I promise!
Now, if you are in the market for a light and easy recipe featuring Papaya, then these Spicy Roasted Papaya and Fonio boats are just what you need. Spicy, zingy, aromatic, fresh! Roasting Papaya is just so divine, as roasting allows the natural sugars in the fruit to deepen and intensify and you are rewarded with a delectable flavour that I can only describe as a cross between a cantaloupe melon and butternut squash.This recipe also could not really be easier:
- Prep the veg, egg and fonio
- Stuff the papaya
- Pop it in the oven
- Grab a glass of wine (non-negotiable)
Is this recipe right for you?