Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tamara's Tropical Fruit Salad

Florida really only has two seasons ... Cold and Hot. And with the weather finally starting to warm up, I've asked my bed & breakfast chef friends to share with me some of their best springtime recipes for cooling down.

An no one would understand the need for cooling down more than Tamara at the Captain's Inn. Spending over 20 years sailing around the world, she has some of the best recipes for making you feel like setting sail, wind blowing in your hair, sun warming your face. Here is a fantastic Tropical Fruit Salad recipe from Tamara's cookbook, Mega Yacht Cooking. I can't wait to make this at home.


2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon shallots, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cantaloupe, cubed
1 small papaya, cubed
2 mangos, cubed
1 kiwifruit, peeled & sliced

Grated zest of 1 lemon & 1 lime

Whisk together first 6 ingredients; cover and

In large bowl combine fruits and zest, cover
and refrigerate 2 hours. Pour dressing over
fruit, and toss gently; divide among chilled
salad plates, and serve immediately.

Serves 6

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