FRESH PAPAYA SALSA

2 Cups fresh, ripe papayas
1/4 Cup onions, chopped
3 Tablespoons sweet red peppers, diced
3 Tablespoons fresh mint leaves, minced
1 Small mild chile pepper, minced
1 Clove garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine and chill. Serve with grilled chicken, fish or other meats.
Serves 8.
GRILLED PAPAYA CHICKEN

1/2 Cup pureed ripe papaya
1/2 Cup plain yogurt
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Teaspoon curry powder
1/2 Teaspoon rosemary, crushed
1/4 Teaspoon salt
8 Chicken breast halves, skinned and boned
Combine papaya, yogurt, lime juice, honey, curry powder, rosemary and salt; mix well. Marinate chicken in mixture several hours or overnight. Grill chicken, brushing occasionally with marinade until cooked as desired.
Serves 8.

PAPAYA BREAD

1 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup butter or margarine
3/4 Cup chopped ripe papaya
2 Eggs
1 Tablespoon orange juice
2 Cups flour
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon ground ginger
Dash salt
1/2 Cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 Teaspoon grated orange peel
Cream sugar and butter. Add papaya, eggs and orange juice. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Add to papaya mixture; mix well. Fold in nuts and orange peel. Pour into greased 8-1/2 X 4-1/2-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F 1 hour or until tests done.
Yields 1 loaf.
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