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

  • Posted by: Suzqz
  • June 14, 2011
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Panfusine June 14, 2011
the tartness of starfruit reminds me of pomegranate while the crisp texture is reminiscent of fuji apples (ideally wax apples (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wax_apple) , but those are incredibly hard to come by here in the US).. the ether aroma that a ripe starfruit emanates.. pineapples...
 
gingerroot June 14, 2011
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.
 
hardlikearmour June 14, 2011
I think kiwi or even apple might also be good, but w/o the recipe it is hard to make a suggestion.
 
Kristen M. June 14, 2011
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.
 
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