WAYS TO SERVE GUAVA
The first way to test the waters could be with a simple box of guava nectar. Ceres, Goya, Hero, Jumex, Kern’s and other brands are available in many food stores.
You can drink the nectar or use it in recipes: baking, sauces, smoothies, etc.
If you’re keen on the guava flavor, the next step is to buy a fresh guava and let it ripen. Use it in everyday recipes:
Here are dozens of recipes from Emeril Lagasse and other Food Network chefs, who use guava in everything from grilled fish to pound cake.
And here’s an easy savory sauce for grilled proteins from Melissa’s chef Ida Rodriguez.
RECIPE: SAVORY GUAVA SAUCE
1. CUT each guava in half. Scoop out the pulp and place in a bowl.
2. HEAT oil in a suacepan and sauté onions until they are soft and translucent. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens.
By the way, guava is delicious with cream cheese. In our youth, our mom had a passion for cream cheese sandwiches with guava preserves. We always joined in.