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Old 06-21-2008, 10:57 PM   #11
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Yum - here is a good recipe:

Seared Scallops with Tropical Lychee Salsa


  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh peeled seedless lychees
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh mango
  • 1/2 cup peeled and diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound sea scallops, rinsed and drained

  1. Directions
  2. Combine the lychee, mango, cucumber, bell pepper, bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  3. Heat a large, nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Add half of the scallops to the pan; sear until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the scallops to a warmed plate while cooking the remaining scallops.
  4. Spoon the salsa over the scallops, and serve immediately.
Copied and saved. This sounds delicious!
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:03 PM   #12
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I love them so much and can not get enough of them. My local supermarket carried them fresh last year and I bought a ton of them. Before that I had only either had them in Chinese restaurants or canned. Granted I have only had fresh once, but I could not tell a difference between fresh and canned. Karen and IC, do you find a difference.

I love them chilled too IC. They are so refreshing that way. I think you also posted a flank steak recipe a while ago that had lichees in it. I saved it away somewhere along with a million other recipes I plan on making someday.
GB, IMO you can definitely taste a difference, especially if you eat them side by side. The fresh lychees don't have that syrupy flavor that canned fruit can have. It's not as noticeable and strong as say, canned pears or peaches, but it's there.
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:05 PM   #13
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I can see that I have been underestimating the versatility of these little fruits. I think it is time for DH to stop giving them away to the neighbors!
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:06 PM   #14
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I am sure the fresh ones I had were of pretty low quality (but delicious nonetheless). I look forward to someday tasting really good fresh ones.
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:07 PM   #15
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Time to start making plans for a trip to Mexico, GB!
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:12 PM   #16
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It is high on my list Karen!
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:16 AM   #17
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Before the kids knew what they were, I used to peel them, then tell the kids I was eating eyeballs. Didnt go over real well, But I kinda thought it was funny.

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Old 06-22-2008, 10:19 AM   #18
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Pretty convincing, Larry. My granddaughters wouldn't even give them a try when they were here visiting a few days ago. Said they looked like "snot balls."
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:31 AM   #19
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LOL Larry. When my dad was pledging his fraternity the brothers blindfolded the pledges and put them in front of a bowl and told them they had to eat the eyeballs inside. It turns out they were peeled grapes. Lychees would have been even better.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:17 PM   #20
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Our local Mangoes and Lychees fruit together so I'm in for a treat the Xmas, thanks for the recipe GB

Is there an easy way to de-seed the Lychees
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