There has been a continual supply of Passionfruit at our house over the last month. I have been getting these delicious beauties from our local fruit and veg store. My kids love eating these fruit so I have been making sure the bowl on our table doesn’t run out.
With all the Passionfruit in our house, I had an idea to make Passionfruit Butter. I have never made this before, although I have made Lemon Butter and figured the process would be similar. After some thought, I decided to make a sauce instead, which could be drizzled over ice cream or pancakes.
While searching for a recipe on good ol’ Google, I came across a Brazilian recipe that had passionfruit sauce served over fish. Intrigued, I decided to try this interesting way to eat passionfruit for myself.
I had only ever had passionfruit as a sweet food (usually on the top of pavlova) – not as part of a savoury dish.
Here is the original recipe that I found – Tilapia with Passion Fruit Sauce and Toasted Sesame Seeds served with Coconut Rice (Surubim ao Molho de Maracujá e Gergelim com Arroz de Coco)
This wasn’t the recipe I used, as I didn’t have any white rum in the house. However, it got the ball rolling on finding more recipes that involved using Passionfruit sauce with fish.
This is the recipe I chose to use: Salmon with Passionfruit sauce This was the perfect recipe as I love salmon and I had all the sauce ingredients at hand.
Salmon with Passionfruit Sauce
1 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 small onion, shredded
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup frozen passion fruit pulp
½ cup table cream or crème fraîche.
I halved this sauce recipe just in case it wasn’t popular with the kids. The other adjustments I made were using half a red onion, rapadura sugar (instead of brown sugar), fresh passionfruit pulp with the seeds left in and sour cream instead of crème fraîche.
To cook the sauce you will need to:
Fry onion in the oil and butter until soft, add the sugar and passionfruit. Let simmer for a minute, take off the heat and add the cream. Stir until combined.
I served this over my salmon with rice and coriander and mint salsa on the side. The kids were also intrigued by this recipe – My oldest daughter loved it whereas my six year old wasn’t impressed!
Below is another interesting Passionfruit sauce recipe
Coconut Passionfruit Sauce
60ml (1/4 cup) coconut milk
60ml (1/4 cup) passionfruit pulp
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
There is no cooking required for this sauce – just combine ingredients in a bowl and wait until the sugar dissolves. The original recipe came from Taste.com.au- Fruit Wraps With Coconut Passionfruit Sauce
I didn’t make the fruit wraps to go with this but drizzled it over a plate of bananas and strawberries. Yum! – The kids and I thought it was delish.