Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

For a Simple Dessert, Try Sweet, Tender Litchis

Fine Cooking Issue 50
Photo: Scott Phillips
Save to Recipe Box
Add Private Note
Saved Add to List

    Add to List

Add Recipe Note

Though sometimes called litchi or lychee nuts, fresh litchis are in fact a fruit with a floral, tangy-sweet flavor and chewy tenderness that’s head and shoulders above canned litchis in heavy syrup. They’re thought of as Asian, but litchis grown in Mexico and Israel are starting to become more available in markets here in the United States. So, next time you’re looking for a simple but exotic dessert, serve a bowlful—the scaly red skins are wonderful to look at, and the floral-sweet flavor and silky-chewy meat make for great eating. Just dig your fingernail into the skin, pop the fruit out, and take care not to swallow the brown seed in the centre.


Leave a Comment


Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.


View All


Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks

We hope you’ve enjoyed your free articles. To keep reading, subscribe today.

Get the print magazine, 25 years of back issues online, over 7,000 recipes, and more.