Lychee and Rambutan
A 52 search brought up ~15 recipes but many have them combined with other tropical fruits/flavors. But I am hoping to try some of them. Has anyone tasted or experimented with lychee and non-tropical fruit ingredients? Matcha, Coffee, Nuts, Chocolate, Herbs- basil maybe, or thyme, cantalope, tomato...? They also seem a perfect candidate for stuffing, no? Pies, cakes? Strange as it may seem, I am not wanting to emphasize their floralness ; i'd rather bring it down a few notches. Thx much.
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In Chinese cuisine lychees and longan fruit are used in stir fries. That could be what you are looking for. I have also seen quite a few interesting salads. Another thing that comes to mind is lychee jelly or jam with herbs.