Dragon Fruit follow-up
So Trader Joe’s has dried Dragon Fruit, and it’s even the magenta kind! Before you grab your coat and rush out to get some, I would caution you that I’ve tried it and it tastes rather funny, not like any dried fruit I’ve ever had before (well it is a different kind of fruit to be fair). But I kept thinking to myself as I was chewing away on the thin little slices that it reminded me of something else, and I finally came to the conclusion that it’s most similar to a mushroom cream sauce. Now you are entirely turned off, but it does definitely have an intriguing mouth-feel what with all the little black seeds in the flesh. I would say that you shouldn’t buy it expecting some sweet flavor explosion, because you will be disappointed. I was so eager to try it that I didn’t even finish putting all my groceries away before I cut open the bag. It certainly stopped me in my tracks once the flavors were swirling around in my mouth though. Imagine what beautiful dishes you could cook with it; the color is amazing. There’s lots of possibilities, just take it to the more savory end of the spectrum.