Ever see this weird fruit around? Are you intimated by it? Don’t be! The lychee (pronounced either “lee-chee” or “lie-chee”) is super delicious. So much so that I will buy anything lychee flavored.
Lucky for us the lychee nut is still in season! If you see them at your supermarket or speciality Asian grocery, pick up a pound or two! No can do? They are available canned and in juice forms as well.
While it’s called a nut, it’s actually a fruit. If you haven’t enjoyed one yet, the taste is very sweet, almost honey like and floral. Lychees are tender and juicy yet crisp. It has a large seed in the middle that’s inedible and a rind that is a thin, rough, and leathery. Don’t eat that! It’s easy to peel off.
Here’s just a few things you can do with the lovely, luscious lychee:
A lychee martini is delicious and refreshing in the Summer.
Not a drinker? No problem! Combine 1 cup pureed lychee (or lychee juice) with 1 cup sparkling water and a sprig of mint.
Lychees aren’t in season all your round, so savor the fleeting flavor by making sorbet or even ice cream with it.
4. Preserve them
If you don’t feel like canning your own, just soak them in vodka in the fridge for at least a month.
5. Just eat them
This is the best way to enjoy them!
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Eat this fruit up!