3.07.2012

dragon fruit with tomato "caviar"

prep time:  tbd
cook time:  tbd
servings:  8

ingredients:
1 dragon fruit - skin removed and cut into 2-inch cubes
4 plum tomatoes
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
salt
mint or dill

steps:
1.  using a sharp knife, slice off the top and bottom of each plum tomato.  locate the fleshy dividing wall of one segment inside the tomato.  slice alongside the dividing wall and open up the flesh of the tomato to expose the seeds.  remove the seeds and their pup by slicing around the core of the tomato.  set the seed sacs aside (try to keep the seeds and their surrounding gel intact).  reserve remaining tomato flesh for another use.

2.  place one set of tomato-seed fillets on top of each cube of dragon fruit.

3.  in a small bowl, mix the lemon juice, half the lemon zest, the oil, and vinegar to make the dressing.  drizzle on top of the tomato "caviar".  sprinkle with sea salt, the remaining lemon zest, and mint.  serve immediately.

- goop, february 2012

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