“What is that?!” That was the first thing that popped into my head while shopping at the best little market ever, Bi-Rite. I was almost embarrassed at my double-take as I passed the fresh produce aisle. So, I made pretend that I forgot something and went around for a second look. If I had to guess, I would say it was a type of squash. Wrong. It’s a fruit!
Citron Buddha’s Hand, “great for zest, candied, beautiful centerpiece,” read the hand-written sign. Fascinated by its strange appearance, I picked it up and smelled it, of course. A beautifully fragrant lemon scent popped from the strange-looking fruit. It’s in season now. It would make a great gift for a fellow foodie – all wrapped up in a little box.
Here’s a great website that lists strange and special produce along with great ideas for recipes: http://www.specialtyproduce.com/
Discover a weird piece of produce today!