We never tire of simply prepared fish. The secret to never getting bored with it: sauce. That’s what makes any fish recipe over the top, and it completely transforms the flavor from one dish to the next.
I eat a lot of green papaya salad at my neighborhood Thai restaurant. The owner jokes that the Thai don’t wait for fruit to be ripe. If they’re hungry, they eat it. And they know how to make it taste incredible.
Have you ever tried a sapodilla? The fruit looks like a kiwi; small and brown with sandpapery skin. It tastes like a spoonful of caramelized brown sugar, with the texture of a pear. The Mayans used the rubbery sapodilla sap, called chicle, to make the world’s first chewing gum.