Friday, April 3, 2009

Eso Fafao - Baked Stuffed Papaya


Photo Credit: Autumn Mist

A Samoan specialty!!


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Ingredients:

* 2 green papayas
* 1 pound ground beef
* 1 onion, chopped
* 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
* 2 eggs
* 2 tablespoons milk
* Salt and pepper, to taste
* Cooking oil, as needed

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Halve papayas, cut off hard stem ends; scoop out and discard seeds.

Combine beef with remaining ingredients except salt, pepper, and oil. Stuff papaya with beef mixture. Rub papaya with a little oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper.

Arrange papayas, stuffed side up, in a baking pan. Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes longer.

Recipe Source: http://chinesefood.about.com/od/fruit/r/bakedpapaya.htm

1 comment:

Sleepless In St. George said...

I made your ribs and sticky rice last night and have to tell you we haven't eaten that quiet of a dinner in such a long time. Everyone of my kids sat and ate for a long time. Usually they rush about to get to their next activity, but this meal made them sit and chat with us! I'll be making those ribs again and again!
Thanks
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