Yipes! What IS That Fruit?
I thought it would be (kind of) in keeping with the fact that today's Halloween to write a blog post about a (kind of) surprising/startling (looking) fruit I saw for the first time last week:
Buddha's Hand, also known as Buddha's Hand Citron and Fingered Citron:
The zest is extraordinary and the scent is quite strong, in a fresh, citrusy way.
The rind can give an equally citrus-flavor to sauces or dressings as well as in tea, or other dishes calling for the use of lemon or lime zest.
It's also traditionally used:
a) as a good luck charm in China- it's placed on the table and left to bring good fortune
b) as a laundry freshener
c) as a 'sweet treat'; it's often sliced and coated with sugar and made into a candy
I think maybe I'll just try a bite of it??
As much as I love eating a whole orange, you see…