Mackerel, coconut and calamari soup

This is a quick and seriously tasty soup. Smells mouth watering too!

Ingredients

Fresh coconut

Fresh Mackerel (whole)

Calamari

Stock cube

Pinch of salt

Black pepper or Scotch bonnet

 

Method

Make a hole in one eye of the coconut and enjoy its juice, then break into small pieces and scoop out flesh. Blend coconut with warm water, sieve out milk, pour into a pot and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, clean Calamari and fish and cut into thick disks. Stir in fish, Calamari, and the rest of the ingredients. Let it simmer or soft boil for about 10 minutes or until cooked through. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Tip: If you like the smell of scotch bonnet but not its eye watering spice, throw in a whole scotch bonnet pepper then scoop out after the fish is cooked.

One pot coconut rice

Coconut is my favourite nut; it doesn’t just tastes and smells good, everything in a coconut can be used for something. This is a very simple and easy meal that can be made in no time.

 

Ingredients

Fresh coconut

Frozen vegetables; carrot, peas, corn, e.t.c. (defrosted)

Rice

Stock cubes

Curry powder (For colour-optional)

Thyme

Pepper

Salt

Oil

 

Method

Per boil rice and set aside. Chop coconut and and blend with hot water in a food processor. In a large pot, sieve in coconut juice, stir in rice, vegetables and the rest of the ingredients. Check for taste and make sure the coconut juice in the pot is at the same level with rice. Cover pot and cook on lowest heat till water is completely dried and rice is cooked, fluffy but not sticky. Pout rice out into another dish to cool (this prevents rice from cooking any further) before storing in the fridge or serve hot immediately.

Coconut and Almond biscuits

These are super easy to make and will definitely go well with your favourite beverage. Make a batch and pop into your lunch box.

 

Ingredients

Ground Almonds

Desiccated coconut

Brown sugar (1tbs)

Butter (softened)

Strong white flour

Salt (pinch)

 

Method

Pre heat oven, 180 degrees.

In a bowl mix brown sugar, salt, equal amount of desiccated coconut and ground almonds, then half of strong white flour and butter. The mixture should resemble moist bread crumbs.

Pat the mixture down on a lined baking tray to desired thickness. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Remove tray and cut into squares. Enjoy!

Three ways with Corn

Maize, also known as corn are staple foods in many regions. There are sweet and savoury maize (so do not think you have to eat only sweet corn) with two different textures. While sweet corn is usually soft and easy to chew, savoury ones are much harder and chewy (My favourite).

If you are one of those people that does not like eating corn or think that it is boring, below are a few more ways you can enjoy your corn.

As you know, Corn can be boiled, roasted on the cob or as kernels. Eaten on its own or as a side dish.

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But do you know they can be paired with Avocado?

 

They can also be eaten with coconut (this is one of my most satisfying snack)

Note: Corn and avocado will taste better if you sprinkle a bit of salt (sea salt)

What other ways do you enjoy your corn?