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jsandrock

Oct 1, 2007, 6:41 PM

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What to do with (zillions of) guyabas?

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Hello all -- does anyone out there have a suggestion for what to do with guyabas? We have a tree full of them with bunches falling on the ground!

Our maid and gardener (and our construction crew of ten guys!) have taken bunches but there are still more! My gardener said you could make a really nice agua fresca out of them, but I've no idea how it's done. Also my husband has had sweet empanadas with a filling made out of them that he thought was really intriguing and I'd love to give that a try but also have no idea how it's made.

Sugerencias? Recetas? Help!

Jsandrock



esperanza

Oct 1, 2007, 8:26 PM

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Re: [jsandrock] What to do with (zillions of) guyabas?

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Those are guayabas...in English, guavas.

To make agua fresca de guayaba, wash about 1/2 kilo (a pound) of guayabas. Cut them in half, peel still on, and put them in your blender with about a cup of water. You might need to do this in smaller batches. Blend until liquified.

Strain the liquid into a pitcher through a fine wire strainer to remove the many small, hard seeds. Add sugar to taste and water to the desired thickness--your drink should be a little thicker than water.

Chill and serve.

Here's a recipe (in Spanish) for ate de guayaba:


INGREDIENTES (para 4 personas)
  • 1 kilo de guayabas (maduras pero no aguadas)
  • jugo de 3 ó 4 limones

JARABE:
  • 3 tazas de azúcar
  • 2 manzanas

PREPARACIÓN Lavar las guayabas, colocarlas en agua hirviendo. Dejarlas ahí aproximadamente 5 minutos, o hasta que la cáscara empiece a reventarse.
JARABE: la cáscara y los corazones de las 2 manzanas se hierven en 2 tazas con agua. Disolver en una cacerola 1/2 taza con agua y 3 cucharadas de azúcar. Cuando tenga consistencia de jarabe, se le agrega 1/2 taza con la infusión de cáscara y corazones de manzana.
Procesar las guayabas en la licuadora, colarlas y poner al fuego la pulpa obtenida. Agregarle el jarabe, mezclando hasta que empiece a hervir, adicionar el azúcar restante sin dejar de mover durante 5 minutos; a continuación, agregar el jugo de limón y dejar al fuego otros 5 minutos. La mezcla estará lista cuando al moverla se vean las paredes de la cacerola, en ese momento, retirar del fuego.
En un molde recubierto con papel encerado verter la mezcla y dejarla reposar por 24 horas. Luego, guardar en recipientes bien tapados.

La duración aproximada de este ate es de 2 meses.
Provecho!

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jsandrock

Oct 3, 2007, 8:37 PM

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Re: [jsandrock] What to do with (zillions of) guyabas?

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Thanks! This is great! I am going straight out to that tree and make some of this up.

Will see if anyone else has any recipes and suggestions -- otra vez mil gracias -

jsandrock
 
 
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