Chocolate Ginger Lychees

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 can (20 ounces or 565 gm) - whole peeled lychees
  • 2 ounces (60 gm) - preserved candied ginger or candied cherries
  • 6 ounces (170 gm) - semi sweet baking chocolate (6 squares)
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) - vegetable shortening

How to Make Chocolate Ginger Lychees

  • Drain lychees, spread round side up between several layers of paper towelling.
  • Let stand until dry, about 1 hour.
  • Cut ginger or cherries into slivers or tiny pieces.
  • Carefully stuff the ginger or cherries inside the cavities of the lychees.
  • Combine chocolate and shortening in a small sauce-pan or in top of a double boiler over boiling water.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly.
  • When chocolate melts, remove from the heat and cool slightly.
  • Dip each stuffed lychee in the melted chocolate, coating them completely.
  • Carefully lift the lychees out of the chocolate and place round side up on wax paper.
  • When finished dipping the lychees drizzle remaining chocolate over them and make nice patterns.
  • Refrigerate until cold.