Baked Papaya

Charles Thompson, a food blogger friend, recently had 'Chef Wally's Baked Papaya' recipe published in the 'Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook.  Check it out.  Also check out his blog.

Chef Wally's Baked Papaya

Serves 4

¼ cup fine breadcrumbs
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 papayas (if green when purchased, allow to ripen 1 or 2 days until a green-yellow color
and soft to the touch)
2 tablespoons butter, plus more for the topping
1 cup finely diced onion
1 tomato, peeled and chopped
Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Mix the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese together in a bowl and set aside.

Cut the papayas in half lengthwise. Remove and discard the black seeds. Dig the meat out of each
half with a spoon, leaving the shell intact. Coarsely chop the papaya.

Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat until it bubbles and then add the onion and cook
until clear but not brown, about 10 minutes. Add the papaya meat and tomato and stir. Season
with salt and pepper.

Continue cooking, stirring gently from time to time, until the stuffing is thick.

Place the papaya shells in a casserole dish in ½ inch of water so they won’ t burn. Spoon the
stuffing evenly into the shells. Top each off with the breadcrumb–Parmesan mixture. Dot each
with butter.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until the tops are brown.

—From Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes, Photographs, and Voices/
Andrews McMeel Publishing

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Charles G Thompson said...

Thanks so much! I really appreciate you posting this.

Alli & Win said...

You are welcome Charles. Alli