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Recipes for flor de loroco or tecojotes?

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Recipes for flor de loroco or tecojotes?

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searee | | Jun 3, 2007 12:21 PM

My local grocery store recently liquidated its Hispanic frozen foods case. I'm a sucker for unfamiliar ingredients, especially at 25c per bag, so I bought several bags of both flor de loroco and of tecojote. Since bringing home the booty, I've done some research and recipe searches for both, but haven't come up with much.

The flores de loroco definitely have a distinctive taste, a highly aromatic earthy-squashy flavor (and aphrodesiac qualities, according to a few websites). I'm planning on making pupusas with the flor de loroco, but would love more suggestions for other uses. I've got a couple pounds of the suckers, frozen.

As for the tecojote, I've gathered that it's the fruit of a Mexican hawthorne plant and can be used in place of apples. I'm not finding many recipes, except for Christmas punches. The taste is starchy and not sweet, and my inclination is something with roast pork and chiles. I have about a pound and a half of the whole fruit (frozen, unpitted).

I'd love any suggestions on different things to try -- thanks so much!

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