|The Recipe Bin: Caribbean - Appetizers & Snacks|
|Cut bread into ¼" thick slices, then cut diagonally into triangles. Arrange in a single
layer in a 10x15" pan. Bake in a 300°F. oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes; turn
slices over halfway through baking. Cool on racks. If made ahead, wrap airtight and store at
room temperature up to a day.
In a 7-8" frying pan, stir coconut over medium-high heat until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Pour from pan; set aside.
Cut papaya in half lengthwise. Discard seeds and peel, leaving halves intact. From 1 half, cut 2 lengthwise slices, each about ¼" thick. Dice remaining papaya; set fruit aside.
Cut avacado in half lengthwise. Discard pit and peel, leaving halves intact. From 1 half, cut 2 lengthwise slices, each about ¼" thick. Sprinkle slices with 1 teaspoon lime juice; set aside. Dice remaining avacado and mix with remaining lime juice, sugar, and red chilies.
On a platter, arrange avacado mixture and diced papaya side by side in separate mounds. Fan reserved avacado slices next to diced papaya, and reserved papaya slices next to avacado mixture. Sprinkle with coconut. Serve with toasted bread.
|Makes approximately 8 servings.|