Well I’ve completed my first Flavor of the Month. What did you guys think? Isn’t passionfruit amazing?
Since our household was all passionfruit all the time testing recipes and the like, I thought it would be fun to share what I’ve learned.
The first thing (and this may be obvious to lots of you) is that passionfruit, while tasty, is labor intensive if you want to use just the juice. The actual fruit is best for things that need texture since the seeds have an intense crunch.
Frozen pureed passionfruit is the best thing ever and really what allowed me to try out so many passionfruit recipes. 🙂
I’ve also learned more about what foods work well with passionfruit:
- Coconut and other tropical flavors, which makes sense since passionfruit is a tropical fruit
- Meats with some fat like chicken thighs, ribs.
- Shrimp and shellfish (I bet oysters with a passionfruit mignonette would be outstanding!)
- The sweetness of rum pairs wonderfully with passionfruit and the zing of tequila works also. While you could try gin, I just don’t think it would be the best spirit to use.
- Chocolate- I really wanted to try a white chocolate and passionfruit mousse but just ran out of time…you’ll see it someday. 🙂
Here is the rundown of all the great passionfruit items I shared this month.
Passionfruit Mimosa – We started the month off right by combining some bubbly and passionfruit in this simple but classy cocktail.
Tropical Sangria – This recipe makes a pitcher to quench the thirst of a crowd and combines white wine, passionfruit and other ingredients for a sweet and light punch.
Spinach & Shrimp Salad with Passionfruit Vinaigrette – This salad is a great one to keep in your back pocket because it’s simple but doesn’t look like it. Shrimp is simply cooked and seasoned and laid on a bed of spinach with creamy avocado, crunchy pistachios and a lovely sweet tart vinaigrette. It’s going to become a regular on our weekly meal plan!
Passionfruit Tequila Colada – I was reminded by this drink that I need more slushy cocktails in my life. The blend of sweet cream of coconut, passionfruit puree and tequila is divine!
Corn and Passionfruit Salsa – The amazing flavor of this salsa really took me by surprise. I decided to try it on a whim and was so pleased with how well it turned out. If you’re a fan of fruit salsas, this one will definitely scratch that itch.
The Porch Swing – As light and breezy as a warm summer day, this cocktail is going to be one of my go-tos for the summer combining rum, passionfruit and brown sugar.
Chocolate Passionfruit Tart – I already knew I liked passionfruit and chocolate together but this tart takes it to another level! If you want to wow your friends, this is the tart to make. It’s a little more effort but totally worth it with the tasty combo of rich chocolate ganache and zingy passionfruit curd. This gets my vote for the favorite of the month.
Passionfruit Glaze – Sweet, tangy and sticky in all the right ways you’ll want to put this glaze on everything. Your first order of business should be to try it on ribs or chicken thighs, but then the possibilities are endless!
I will be tagging all of my Flavor of the Month posts from now on, so you can easily find them here on the blog. I’ve also created a Flavor of the Month board on Pinterest and have been using the hashtag #btpflavorofthemonth on Instagram.
So the results are in for May’s Flavor of the Month and it will be…….Rosemary! I’m looking forward to finding new and exciting ways to use this herb, especially in cocktails and desserts. What’s your favorite way to use it?
I will most likely to another poll at the end of May to determine the Flavor of the month in June. Does anyone have candidates for the list? Let me know in the comments!