Ideas Are Infectious

New ideas start like this. We’re peeling & seeding papayas and stop to look at the seeds, they’re beautiful shiny black pearls. An idea emerges, maybe we don’t throw them away…..could we dry them in the oven? We’ve never heard of anyone doing it before, which makes it even more intriguing.

After some time in the oven they look like peppercorns and have the same texture. They have a Szechuanesque quality to them without the heat.

Finally, we have grind the roasted papaya seeds and mix them with kosher salt as a seasoning blend. Final use TBD.