I first heard about roasted papaya a few years ago, when we were in Hawaii, but I never had a chance to try it.
Turns out….it’s freakin’ delicious.
Start with a ripe papaya. Firm, but not too soft.
Slice the guy in half and use a spoon to remove the bitter seeds.
Lay the slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with agave nectar.
Slide them into a 450 degree oven for about 20 – 25 minutes.
The top gets slightly dried, and the orange flesh becomes soft. It’s ready.
While the papaya is still warm, slice a chunk off , squeeze a little lime juice on it and serve with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream.
What’s not to love?
Perfect dessert after a luau….
Or, any ol’ summer meal I suppose.