12 June 2018
Today at my local supermarket, I saw a fruit that I had heard of, seen pictures of, but never encounter in real life. Buddha’s hand. It is a citrus, of a very different and interesting shape (the pictures, I believe, speak for themselves).
And it is quite beautiful. So I set up a little studio on my dining table, and spent a bit of time taking some shots.
And then, the few following weeks, I cooked with it It is Soooo good! There is no real “flesh” to it, if you think of a lemon, you have the skin, first the zesty yellow part of it, then the white quite sour layer, and then you reach the “flesh” juicy, at time sweet, but often not really.
Well, there is only skin, and the white inner layer, which constitute most of the hand itself, is not sour. And so you have a nice tase, without sourness. I used it in many dishes, with mushrooms (coprin from the grass inside our building!), in my own rendition of a Ratatouille, with fish, chicken… Delicious.
I haven’t find it again at my supermarket, but I keep looking!
Here is the Full Gallery.