Lychee Recipes

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2 quarts of lychee juice
12 oz Vodka

Pour lychee juice into a blender and fill the now empty can with vodka and add to the blender.

Fill the remaining space in the blender with ice. Blend and serve.

Lychee Daiquiri

1 ½ ounce white rum
1 teaspoon fine sugar
1 ounce of lychee juice
Crushed ice

Place rum, sugar, and lychee juice in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice.

Shake swiftly - do not over mix.

Strain thoroughly into a cocktail glass and serve at once.

Baked Lychees

1 lb lychee fruit, peeled & seeded
½ cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix brown sugar, butter and cinnamon together.
Roll or shake lychees in the sugar mixture and place in a casserole or baking dish.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until sugar begins to caramelize.

Lychee Fish

1 kg (2.2 lbs.) firm white fish, cut into quite small pieces
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
Pinch salt
Pinch baking soda
1 cup water
Flour to mix

10 oz. lychee jam
4 tablespoons lychee or other rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3 pieces chopped ginger
Cashew nuts (optional)

Clean and dry fish. Make up the ingredients into a batter and fry the fish.

Sauce: Heat all the ingredients together. Mix in 1 tablespoon cornstarch to thicken. Pour over fish.

Sprinkle over some cashew nuts, lightly fried if you prefer, for a slightly better look and taste.

Chill well. 

Lychee-Orange Salad

1 head of Boston or bibb lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
1 orange, peeled and cut into 1" pieces
½ cup fresh or canned lychees
2 thin slices of red onion, separated into rings
2 Tbsp reduced-fat chicken broth
1 Tbsp Lychee Vinegar
1 Tbsp orange juice
1 tsp olive oil

In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, oranges, lychees and onions. In a small bowl, whisk the broth, vinegar, juice and oil. Pour the dressing over the lettuce mixture, then toss gently until all ingredients are coated with dressing.

Servings: 4 

Lychee-BBQ Sauce

1/2 Cup ketchup
1/2 Cup white wine
1/4 cup brown sugar or lychee honey
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlilc crushed
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3 dashes hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 Cup peeled and drained seedless lychees

Finely dice lychees and combine with other ingredients.
Bring to a boil. 
Simmer 30 minutes or until desired thickness.

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