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Yesterday I spied a bag of fresh lychees in Wal-Mart and grabbed them.  I love the canned kind they have in Chinese buffets. 

Fresh lychees come enclosed in a hard, bumpy shell that you have to peel off.  It wasn't hard to break through, but it chipped like eggshell.  Eventually I figured out the fastest way to get the fruit out was to chip away the bottom half and then shuck off the rest in one piece.  They're very juicy, enough to make puddles, and I had to wash my hands after peeling them and again after eating them.  The flesh is thick and white around a large dark pit.  Fortunately they are also freestone fruits.

The flavor is delicious!  It's very much like canned lychee, but more complex: tropical, fruity, floral, and a little musky.  I really enjoyed these.  They're kind of a chore to peel, but they taste really good.  I might buy them again.  They would probably work great in a tropical fruit salad.

I bet Turq loves these things.

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Date: 2017-08-05 07:42 am (UTC)
cmcmck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Had you not had them before?

One of my absolute favourites but they have a very short season here, so I grab when I can!

Re: Well...

Date: 2017-08-05 01:26 pm (UTC)
cmcmck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Canned are nice but fresh........... :o)

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Date: 2017-08-05 12:10 pm (UTC)
peoriapeoriawhereart: Ray gotta eat him up with a big spoon (Ray with marshmellow creme)
From: [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart
I think they are the ones (might be the rambutan) that can be stuffed with another bit of fruit.

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Date: 2017-08-05 02:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gingicat
I bet Shiv loves them too, and has creative ways to get rid of the shell without making a mess.

Re: Yes...

Date: 2017-08-05 08:22 pm (UTC)
gingicat: drawing of me based on wedding photo (Default)
From: [personal profile] gingicat
True, but he can puncture them remotely, so perhaps put an appropriately-sized funnel in a jar, place lychee in funnel, fracture the skin just above the opening in the funnel, let the juice drain out. Repeat till jar is filled with yummy yummy lychee juice.
Edited (Clarity) Date: 2017-08-05 08:23 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-08-05 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Lychee sound great.

I hope you don't mind me adding this on, but I found something on eating utensils that you might find interesting. What you eat with can be almost as important as what you're eating.

http://www.ediblegeography.com/sensoaesthetic-spoons/

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Date: 2017-08-05 07:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pronker
They sound tasty, if a bit of work. As you say, the canned ones are a special treat. I like that they are super juicy!

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Date: 2017-08-05 09:52 pm (UTC)
silver_chipmunk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silver_chipmunk
I love lycees! Also, did you know you can grow the pit?

*blinks at Silver_Chipmunk*

Date: 2017-08-06 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mashfanficchick
Hey! Where the heck did you come from?! :'D

Re: *blinks at Silver_Chipmunk*

Date: 2017-08-06 08:34 pm (UTC)
silver_chipmunk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silver_chipmunk
I've been friends with since she posted in a couple of months ago. Where did you pop in from? I haven't seen you post on lj for ages, and I've never seen you on dw!

Re: *blinks at Silver_Chipmunk*

Date: 2017-08-07 04:03 am (UTC)
silver_chipmunk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silver_chipmunk
Oh, we're not disconnected, we're friends in Real Life, (in fact we just had dinner together tonight), it's just the coincidence of running into each other on someone else's friends list that neither of us had any idea the other knew. It's a small internet when you come right down to it.

BTW, this post about lychees made me decide on the flavor of rolled ice cream I had for desert tonight. Thai ice ta flavor with fresh lychee fruit mixed in.
Edited Date: 2017-08-07 04:04 am (UTC)

Re: *blinks at Silver_Chipmunk*

Date: 2017-08-08 02:21 am (UTC)
silver_chipmunk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silver_chipmunk
It was delicious!

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Date: 2017-08-06 02:03 am (UTC)
ioplokon: purple cloth (Default)
From: [personal profile] ioplokon
fresh lychees are so good - but sadly not as common in the US. when I was in France, they were really common in late winter/early spring (cause they got them from Madagascar, I think? whereas in the US i think they usually come from Florida or Hawaii)

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