Starfruit (carambola) Food Decorations

Starfruit  Flowers

Starfruit (or carambola) has a unique shape that makes it a natural  fruit decoration! Flowers made from carambola look great on the edge of the plate. You can use this garnish with cold meats, pates and any dessert.

1.  Select a fruit which does not have many blemishes. Finely pare down the points of the star to remove discolored or rough skin.

2. Slice the fruit about 1/5 in.(5mm) thick.

3. Form the star fruit slices into a flower, using mint stem and leaves.

 Use the sliced star fruit on its own or with another fruit such as kiwi. Show your own imagination and create a beautiful garnish or dessert.