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Papaya Recipes

If you cannot find fresh papaya, canned papaya or papaya juice can be used in many recipes. The seeds are also edible. These recipes all use some form of papaya as an ingredient.

All About Papayas
In some areas, the papaya is mistakenly referred to as pawpaw, although the true pawpaw is a completely different fruit. The flesh of the ripe papaya is bright orange-pink. Learn how to select and store papayas and get cooking tips before trying one of the many papaya recipes.

Baked Stuffed Papayas Recipe
This unusual recipe features papayas with a stuffing of ground beef, tomatoes, garlic, onions, and Parmesan cheese.

Black Bean and Papaya Salsa Recipe
This Caribbean-inspired salsa combining black beans and papaya is great with grilled fish. It is also very good by itself, as a spicy summer-salad-type course.

Creamy Pomegranate Parfait Recipe
Pomegranate, currants, almonds, papayas, and oranges shine in this easy fruit parfait. You may use regular cream cheese for the fruit sauce for a richer flavor, if you wish. It is good enough for dessert, but also great for breakfast.

Curried Turkey Salad Recipe
Turkey salad with papaya, kiwifruit, and almonds is served in spinach-lined tortilla bowls. This is a great use for leftover turkey or you may substitute cooked chicken. The salad needs to chill for 2 hours, so plan ahead.

Green Papaya Salad Recipe
Cabbage, papaya, and string beans are dressing with a mixture of soy sauce, and lime juice, then garnished with tomatoes, peanuts, and cilantro. The salad gets a kick of heat from dried red chilies, so adjust to your own tastes.

Howlin' Hot Chicken Papaya Coleslaw Recipe
Habanero hot sauce fires up coleslaw made with cabbage, green onions, cilantro, chicken, papaya, and citrus juice. If you do not like spicy foods, you may omit the hot sauce or cut it down to suit your tastes.

Mahi Mahi with Spicy Pear Salsa Recipe
Mahi mahi is served on a bed of papaya and kiwifruit, served with a fresh pear salsa. Mahi mahi is actually dolphinfish, which is a fish unrelated to dolphin mammals.

Papaya Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe
Quick and easy smoothie recipe combines papayas with orange juice and frozen yogurt for a delicious drink suitable for breakfast, snack, or a light lunch. Feel free to substitute low-fat or non-fat yogurt. Use ice cream if you are feeling decadent.

Papaya Custard Recipe
Egg custard is lightly flavored with papaya and baked on top of a papaya base for a delicious dessert. If papayas are not in season, you might like to try this with peaches.

Papaya Ice Cream Recipe
Papaya and lime lend a tropical flavor to this rich ice cream. If you do not have access to fresh papaya, try substituting 1-1/2 to 2 cups of fresh peaches or nectarines.

Papaya Mustard Chutney Recipe
Mustard seeds and curry powder spice up fruity papaya chutney. Although this is quite easy to make, plan ahead to let it mature in refrigerator for a week before using. Great with poultry and pork.

Papaya Pie Recipe
If you like peach or apricot pie, try this easy papaya pie for a touch of the tropics. To me, papayas have a tropical fruit flavor with coffee undertones. Using a pre-made graham cracker pie crust makes this a quick and easy dessert, but do allow for cooling time before serving.

Papaya Pineapple Salsa Recipe
Fresh salsa combines the bright flavors of papaya, pineapple, lime, and chiles with the sweet crunch of jicama and red onion. It is fast and easy to make as well as colorful. Use as a garnish for fish, pork, or poultry.

Papaya Raisin Chutney Recipe
Papaya raisin chutney gets snap from spices and ginger. It is very easy to make and goes well with chicken, pork, and even as a spread for toast. Chutneys are chunky by nature. If you prefer a sauce, simply puree the cooked and cooled mixture in a food processor.

Papaya Raisin Muffins or Bread Recipe
Papaya adds moisture and flavor to these easy spiced muffins that begin with a cake mix. The cream cheese frosting adds extra decadence, however you may simply sprinkle the muffins with powdered sugar or omit the topping completely. This same recipe may be used to make Papaya Raisin Quick Bread.

Papaya Salad Recipe
Tropical papaya is tossed with an easy homemade vinaigrette and sprinkled with lime juice for a light and refreshing salad. Try substituting cantaloupe for half of the papaya for a sweeter twist.

Papaya Seed Dressing Recipe
Papaya seed dressing is not only good for green or fruit salads, but serves as a marinade for poultry and pork.

Shrimp Stuffed Papaya Recipe
Papayas are stuffed with a slightly spicy, tangy shrimp salad for a refreshing lunch, brunch, entree or appetizer. Traditional cooked shrimp may be substituted for the baby salad shrimp. Simply cut the shrimp into 1/2-inch chunks.

Smoked Turkey Salad Calypso Recipe
Use deli smoked turkey in this rice salad that is also loaded with papaya and coconut for a tropical flair.

Tomatillo Papaya Sauce Recipe
The tangy acidic flavor of the tomatillos is brilliantly offset by the sweet papaya for a flavorful sauce. Tomatillos are a popular vegetable used in Latin dishes. It looks like a small green tomato covered with a thin, papery husk. The sauce is great served with chicken, pork, or seafood.

Veal with Amaretto Papaya Cream Gravy Recipe
As elegant and gourmet as it sounds, this veal dish with pan reduction sauce goes together quickly. Have all of your ingredients ready to go, and you can have this on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Venison Chili with Papaya Recipe
Venison, sausage, black beans, and tomatoes make a fabulous chili topped with sour cream and papayas. Plan ahead to marinate deer overnight. If you like your chili spicy, feel free to add some chile peppers.

White Sangria With Peaches and Grand Marnier Recipe
Grand Marnier, peaches, and tropical fruit juices blend with dry white wine to make this sangria a unique and potent alcoholic beverage for parties.

Yin Yang Papaya Dessert Recipe
Coconut tapioca pudding shares a bowl with fresh papaya puree for a tasty and eye-appealing dessert.

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