Gingered Papaya Sundaes
|Firm ripe papaya||1|
|Slivered candied ginger/Thinly slivered crystallized ginger||2 Tablespoon|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1 Tablespoon|
|Vanilla ice cream||1 Pint|
Peel papaya and cut in half lengthwise; scoop out seeds.
Cut papaya halves crosswise into Vi-inch-thick slices.
Pare a strip or two of peel colored part only from one lime; cut into enough thin slivers to make 1/2 teaspoon or remove peel with a zesting tool.
Squeeze enough fruit to make 2 tablespoons juice.
Cut remaining lime into thin slices; set aside.
Melt butter in a wide frying pan over medium heat.
Add papaya, ginger, and sugar.
Cook until hot, gently turning papaya slices 2 to 4 minutes.
Stir in lime peel and lime juice.
Spoon papaya mixture into 4 shallow dessert bowls and moisten with pan juices.
Top each portion with a scoop of ice cream and a few lime slices.