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Green Plantain Skin Temperado

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Food & Recipes

Serves 2.

Ingredients

3 or 4 plantains or 2 if very large
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 scant teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons dried prawns
1/2-1 teaspoon chilli powder

For finishing
1 tablespoon oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 sprigs fresh curry leaves


Directions

Bananas in Yogurt (Kela Raita)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon ghee or oil
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup natural yogurt
3 tablespoons fresh grated coconut or desiccated coconut
2 or 3 firm ripe bananas
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice

Directions

Baked Stuffed Breadfruit

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 firm unripe breadfruit
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
250 g/8 oz minced beef
1 fresh chilli, seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
oil or butter

Directions

Yujacha (Citron Tea)

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

600 grams of citrons
500 grams of sugar
Some pine nuts

Directions

Woodapple and Coconut Drink

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

2 fully ripe woodapples or canned woodapple pulp
1 litre/2 pints freshly squeezed coconut milk,
first and second extracts kept separatesugar to taste
pinch of salt

Directions

Tup Tim Krob

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Food & Recipes

In Thailand, this is one of the favorite ways to cool off during a hot day. Also an impressive ending to a fiery Thai meal. Light and refreshing, with glistening 'rubies' swimming in sweetened coconut milk and crushed ice.

Serves 4.

Ingredients

Real Ginger Beer

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Food & Recipes

It's best to make this soft drink for an occasion when you know there will be a number of people around to help finish it off, since it has to be consumed before it builds up too much fizziness.

Makes about 18 glasses.

Ingredients

Papaya Drink with Lime

Food & Recipes Directions

Cut a ripe papaya into quarters, scoop out and discard seeds, and with a sharp knife remove the skin.

Roughly cube and drop into an electric blender.

Add the juice of a lime, a table spoon of sugar, 2 or 3 ice cubes and a little soda water.
Blend until smooth and serve right away.

Recipe excerpted from Encyclopedia of Asian Food by Charmaine Solomon (Periplus Editions, 1998)

Hibiscus Drink

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

30-40 single red hibiscus blooms
1 litre/2 pints/4 cups boiling water
freshly squeezed lime juice
sugar to taste

Directions

Take about 30 freshly picked single red hibiscus flowers, preferably from your own garden so you know they are not contaminated by chemical sprays. Remove the calyx and the centre pistil and put only the petals into a heatproof bowl.

Ginger Tea

Food & Recipes

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups water
8-10 thin slices fresh ginger
2 teaspoons tea
sugar to taste

Directions