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Sweet and savoury papaya recipes

Although most people associate papaya with tropical islands, it's actually really beautiful when it comes into season in Australia, which is usually around November as the weather starts to warm up. This sweet, melon-like fruit complements sweet and savoury dishes equally as well, with everything from Asian-spiced salads to sweet chutneys to accompany your roast meat. For dessert, papaya makes a really refreshing homemade sorbet, and goes perfectly in gourmet fruit salads. Take a flick through our recipes and see what catches your eye.
hot, sweet and sour green papaya salad
papaya and orange salad
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Papaya and orange salad

Syrup can be made the night before and stored, covered, in the refrigerator. Note
mascarpone and papaya tarts

Mascarpone and papaya tarts

You can also make this pastry using a food processor. Process flour, icing sugar, ginger and butter until crumbly. Add egg yolk and enough of the water to make ingredients just come together. Knead gently on floured surface until smooth. You need 1 small papaya (650g) for this recipe. Note
green papaya relish

Green papaya relish

Relish can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Relish can be used straight away. This recipe is quite spicy; for a milder version remove the seeds from the chillies or use less chilli. Note

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