“Is that a tomato?”
That’s what I asked the produce guy a few weeks ago after discovering a persimmons. I never heard of such a thing! So, I did what I always do. I threw it in the cart, came home and surfed the web for any information I could find.
Discovering they are bitter when unripe, I let mine sit on the windowsill for a few days. Honestly, I forgot about it for almost a week until I look up when washing the dishes.
I ended up cutting it for dessert one day. Expecting the fruit to look like a tomato on the inside, I was surprised. It was fairly solid, similar to the flesh of the tomato but more firm and with no slimy seed area.
The toddler wasn’t too impressed with my produce pick and I can understand why, it seemed like an adult fruit to me. Almost as if the flavor was too complex for him. It was sweet, but complex, if that makes any sense?!?
So this is where I look to you for some guidance. Have you eaten a persimmon? Do you use them in any recipes? I’m not sure I would buy them again but everything is at least worth a try once!