When ripe, a pawpaw turns yellow and should, like an avocado, have some 'give' when you hold it in your hand and exert a little pressure.
To prepare it, slice it in half vertically, scoop out the seeds, pare off the skin and slice or chop. Squeeze lime over the orange flesh to serve. It holds an enzyme that tenderises meat and also aids digestion.
Fruit salad with a kick, based on a Caribbean cocktail of rum, fruit juices and spice: a mouthwatering way to end a summer meal and a good recipe when entertaining.