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My favorite BGE healthy meal... Pics

Polynesian seared beef and papaya.

This doesn't even sound good…

Papaya, beef, garlic, and vegetables?

The combination to me doesn't seem to work. A waiter recommended this to me and I passed... then i called him back to the table because he was so adamant about the dish. I've been trying to re-create it for the past four years. It's great but not as good as mamas fish house in Maui.

Will post the recipe (how I make it) in the thread at a later time. Still eating... :-)

If its not memorable, its not worth doing.

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  • Wow. My wife and I ate at Mama's on our honeymoon 3 years ago and STILL talk about the stuffed papaya appetizer. I'm looking forward to seeing the recipe you post. The pics look darn close, well done!
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,277
    Loved Mama's and wish I had tried those.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,376
    That looks inspiring!  Looking forward to the recipe. 

    Nice looking man-cave from what I can see in the last pic! 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • That looks inspiring!  Looking forward to the recipe. 


    Nice looking man-cave from what I can see in the last pic! 
    Depending on how much you want to envy/admire/hate Caveman, check out his earliest thread about his outdoor kitchen/pool/Shangri-La.
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  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
    Taking a family trip to Maui this summer.. I'll have to add this Mama's place to the list
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,189
    Reeyahps said:
    That looks inspiring!  Looking forward to the recipe. 

    Nice looking man-cave from what I can see in the last pic! 
    Depending on how much you want to envy/admire/hate Caveman, check out his earliest thread about his outdoor kitchen/pool/Shangri-La.
    Please do. His last name is Jones.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,376
    edited January 2013
    Reeyahps said:
    That looks inspiring!  Looking forward to the recipe. 

    Nice looking man-cave from what I can see in the last pic! 
    Depending on how much you want to envy/admire/hate Caveman, check out his earliest thread about his outdoor kitchen/pool/Shangri-La.
    Wow...and I thought the meat stuffed papaya was inspirational!  I am feeling quite overwhelmed with envy/hate/admiration!  Cave-man has the nicest man-cave I have ever seen.  


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • That looks awesome! Don't forget to post the recipe. I gotta try it. Thanks!
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,303
    Looks very good. I don't know if you are aware that papaya is one of the best meat tenderisers in the world. It has an enzyme called papain which is used in Adolph's meat tenderiser. To make it you mash papaya with some salt and get it to 140* and lower than 160*. The enzyme is active in that range, not above or below. I'm not sure about the top limit but the papain becomes inactive at some temperature.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,055
    You R so analytical...feel the music, LS!  ;)
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,303

    Every once in a while something I know pops into ma brain

     

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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    That looks too good to be "healthy". :)
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  • Seared Beef in Papaya Recipe

    Ingredients:
    Papaya - split in half and deseeded 
    healthy amount of fresh chopped garlic
    2 bell peppers - (I like one green and one yellow)
    1 large red onion
    chopped cilantro
    6 to 8 limes
    14oz filet mignon$$$ ( I usually substitute with 1lb of skirt steak because we eat this so much)
    sea salt and pepper 
    cherry tomatoes
    canola oil

    Directions

    Prep/chop all ingredients for stir-fry 

    Marinade 
    This is the tricky part - i have to say it still needs some tweaking. The enzymes  of papaya quickly breaks down the meat. I would recommend no more than 10 minutes

    In a ziplock bag, add the meat, oil, 4 ounces of papaya puree, juice of 4 limes, and salt pepper garlic and cilantro to taste.

    Heat your wok to about 500 degrees

    toss veggies with oil, salt, and pepper, oil then cook in wok for 3 minutes - just before tender
    add meat and tomatoes - I like medium so 2 minutes at the most for me. 

    empty wok contents into a bowl

    coat grate and papaya rim flesh with oil.

    sear fruit - turn 45 degrees for classic marks (hard to do without a cast iron grate due to fruit water content)

    turn papaya over and fill both halves/bowls with meat filling - cut the vents and cook for 8 to 10 min.

    pull off the egg and mix the contents in each bowl - garnish with lime/juice and cilantro 

    message me if you have improvements for the recipe - i still believe the marinated could be better




    If its not memorable, its not worth doing.

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,115
    Bookmarked. Thanks Cave.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,330
    Damn, that looks good.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
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  • MikeGMikeG Posts: 174
    edited January 2013

    I think a tsp of fish sauce added to the marinade would be beneficial.

    Sounds good! - other than we can't get good papayas here in Utah.

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