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Can anyone recommend a substitute for star fruit? I'd like to use it in a dish with chicken. Thanks!

asked by Suzqz over 4 years ago
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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Creative Director of Food52

added over 4 years ago

Depending on the rest of the flavors you're working with, fresh pineapple, mango or melon might be a fun (if not totally direct) substitute.


hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

I think kiwi or even apple might also be good, but w/o the recipe it is hard to make a suggestion.

added over 4 years ago

I agree with kristen and hardlikearmour, especially melon (maybe honeydew) or a crisp apple. Starfruit is really fragrant but has a clean, delicate flavor. I'm curious about the recipe too, since I have mostly eaten starfruit out of hand. I once used starfruit in a pie with mango and apple banana, and the starfruit was very subtle.

added over 4 years ago

the tartness of starfruit reminds me of pomegranate while the crisp texture is reminiscent of fuji apples (ideally wax apples (http://en.wikipedia.org...) , but those are incredibly hard to come by here in the US).. the ether aroma that a ripe starfruit emanates.. pineapples...