Kumquats and loquats are going crazy at the moment, which means that anyone with easy access to these delicious little gems is definitely going to be in need of some Kumquat and Loquat Recipes. Especially if you have a loquat tree in your yard…those things are crazy!! My loquat tree has ripened and we literally have hundreds of little loquats ready for the picking, so I have been on the lookout for some amazingly creative kumquat and loquat recipes to make sure we get the best out of our delicious summer bounty.
I find that kumquats and loquats can be used interchangeably in these recipes, there is just a little bit of difference in the preparation.
Tips for Loquat Recipes:
- For the best flavor, loquats should be picked and used when they are yellow. Once they turn orange, they are not quite as flavorful.
- They should be used within a day or two of being picked.
- To freeze: remove the seeds and preferably blanche first.
Ok now to the amazingly creative ways to use these delicious fruits:
Indulge in natures unusual bounty with this naturally sweetened Honey Loquat Butter, which is just begging to be spread on some fresh crusty bread or used as a sweetener in baked goods. From Whole Food Bellies.
An easy, sweet and delicious Spiced Kumquat Marmalade recipe that’s perfect to use all those fresh tangy kumquats. This is made without using any preservative and you can use the same recipe with any other citrus fruit as a substitute, including a loquat. From Molly’s Kitchen
These Gingered Loquat Cobblers baked right in the mason jar make great little pots of grab-n-go breakfast goodness, or pair with some ice cream and you have some super cute individual dessert pots. From Whole Food Bellies.
If you are looking for a fresh appetizer, then try out these delicate Goat Cheese Stuffed Endive with Kumquats Pistachios and Honey Drizzle from Fearless Dining.
Roasting vegetables is a sure-fire way to coax out incredible flavor from your vegetables. If you’d like even MORE flavor from your roasted veggies, then this Brown Butter Roasted Tomatoes, Asparagus & Kumquats with a Creamy Dill Sauce should be your next stop! From The Flavor Bender.
The thick, sweet and tangy sauce in this Loquat and Cranberry Chicken is really wonderful when paired with crispy chicken and orzo. The perfect savory option for these sweet little delights. From Grits and Pinecones.
If you have any kumquat or loquat recipes you love, then be sure to leave them in the comments to share with others. I love cooking with seasonal fruits, so you can be sure we will be adding more kumquat and loquat recipes here in the years to come!