Sent by RachelEditor: Rachel, personally I would just slice them and eat them up! So yummy. But you can also use kiwifruit to tenderize meat:
• Tip: Tenderizing with Kiwi
Readers, what else would you suggest?
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You can make a kiwi salsa for pork or chicken. Smoothies are good too. Throw them in a salad even. Those things are full of VC!
Kiwi Sorbet (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Kiwi-Sorbet-354134)
I make a custard sauce with buttermilk and brown sugar - kiwi slices with it seems like a perfect combination.
Kiwi Jam is super fun to make because it comes out green! Plus, it's a way to preserve that lovely fruit for the winter months to come.
Green Fruit Salad with Mint & Lemon SyrupServes 41 small Charentais or honeydew melon2 green apples2 kiwi fruit125 g/4-1/2 oz/1 cup seedless white grapesfresh mint sprigs, to decorateSYRUP1 lemon150 ml/1/4 pint/ 2/3 cup white wine150 ml/1/4 pint/ 2/3 cup cup water4 tbsp clear honeyfew sprigs of fresh mint1. To make the syrup, pare the rind from the lemon using a potato peeler.2. Put the lemon rind in a saucepan with the wine, water and honey. Bring to the boil. then simmer gently for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the sprigs of mint and leave to cool.3. Slice the melon in half and scoop out the seeds. Using a melon baIler or a teaspoon, scoop out melon balls.4. Core and chop the apples. Peel and slice the kiwi fruit.5. Strain the cooled syrup into a serving bowl, removing and reserving the lemon rind and discarding the mint sprigs. Add the apple, grapes, kiwi and melon. Stir through gently to mix.6. Decorate with sprigs of fresh mint and some of the reserved lemon rind and serve.
My mom used to puree kiwi with a can of crushed pineapple and then freeze it into little kiwi pops for us. This was in summertime though...so not sure of any "wintery" ideas.
In Hong Kong they have fresh pureed kiwi drinks that I became addicted to. Just kiwi with a little sugar and water. When we got back I made them regularly, or add I them into smoothies with whatever other fruits we have. Also they do seem to last quite a while in the fridge in my experience.
I eat them in my yogurt in museli, but you can also make a tart with them with an apricot jam glaze. Or I really like fruit salad made with mango, kiwi, and citrus, sprinkled with grated ginger and toasted coconut.
Also not to ignore, but kiwi should actually keep for a few weeks in your fridge. It's not like you have to eat all 14 of them in the next 3-4 days.
It can be used as a facial mask: puree, apply to clean face and massage, rinse off after 10 minutes. Test your skin first for sensitivity and never leave on for more than 10 minutes, since the kiwi is full of alpha-hydroxy acid and can burn you if you leave it on too long. It exfoliates and tightens pores.
I second kiwi sorbet, but I usually make strawberry-kiwi sorbet. Also, for my morning smoothie, I love the change-up of a strawberry-kiwi smoothie with Greek yogurt
Wow, lucky you. My kids eat them plain, in smoothies, or slice thick stick a popsicle stick in the bottom dip in melted chocolate and freeze.
Kiwi curd (similar to the jam recipe) is something a little different, that will keep for a while in your refrigerator. I haven't made curd from kiwi, but I have done strawberry and cherry and they are really easy and delicious. Not just for citrus fruits!Also, do add them to fruit salads, or as an addition to a green salad.
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